Lack of awareness impedes clinical trial enrollment

02/5/2013 | HealthDay News

Research institutions need to do a better job of publicizing clinical trials to recruit more adults and children, researchers say. Only 11% of U.S. adults and 5% of children have ever participated in a clinical trial, while only 64% of adults are aware of opportunities to participate and 12% of parents know about clinical trials for their children, a survey of 2,150 households found. Study results are published in the journal Clinical and Translational Science.

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