Katherine Crosson

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BACKGROUND Participation of patients in cancer clinical trials is disappointingly low and several physician-based factors are thought to be responsible. METHODS In 1998-1999, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) conducted a probability survey of three primary care physician groups to gain a better understanding of the barriers to clinical-trial patient(More)
With their unique perspectives in the identification, design, promotion, and evaluation of cancer patient education programs and services, the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society have the abilities to meet a wide variety of cancer patient education needs. With federal support and connections to national organizations and the(More)
Cancer patients and their families experience numerous psychological, physiological, informational, and educational needs. In response to these needs, health care professionals are planning and implementing educational activities that range from standard one-to-one patient teaching sessions to more sophisticated educational programs involving groups of(More)
Introduction A scientific meeting sponsored by the NCI3 OCS was held in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 9-10, 1998. Announcements for the workshop were published in professional journals, and abstracts were solicited. The meeting was planned by the OCS Steering Committee. The aims of the workshop were to provide an up-to-date review of information concerning(More)