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Cancer in adolescents and young adults

Alex N Thomson
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (12): 653-654.
Published online: 21 June 2004

To the Editor: It has been claimed that patients are missing out on the most effective current treatments if they are not given an opportunity to enrol in clinical trials. Such statements are misleading and have the potential both to create concern in those without access to trials and to reduce the likelihood of true informed consent for involvement in trials.

  • Alex N Thomson

  • Esk Family Health Care Centre, 33 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tas 7250.

Correspondence: bbatmens@bigpond.net.au

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