Clinical trials are the most effective means of ensuring we have better cancer treatments. Such an investment would help overcome many hurdles facing clinical trials – from underfunding and suboptimal testing capacity to inefficient and costly regulatory processes.

By Janet Dancey Contributor

“A bad system will beat a good person every time.” William Edwards Deming

Or lack thereof. In that sense, Deming’s famous quote holds some truth for good cancer researchers because we don’t have a Canadian clinical trials system. But we could with a modest investment in people, infrastructure, and policy changes. Modest, considering the burden of cancer on health and health systems.

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