C.U. Project Focuses on Clinical Trials, Critical to Cures

Weill Cornell Medical College, the communications department and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society are collaborating in a research team called the IMPACT project (Improving Methods for Patient Accrual to Clinical Trials), which will investigate the ways people receive medical information and the factors that influence their consequent decisions.
Dr. John Leonard, who initiated the project, was concerned about the low number of patients in the U.S. enrolling in clinical trials. Every new treatment must undergo a certain number of trials, and Leonard said he hopes that IMPACT will help speed up this process.