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2017: A Good Year in the Fight Against Cancer

2017 was a good year in the fight against cancer.

"We can treat cancer better than we did 10 years ago, and all that progress is thanks to patients participating in clinical trials and research," says Dr. Mita, co-director of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

The majority of approved new treatments were either targeted therapies or immunotherapies.



New indications

"The changing design of clinical trials allows researchers to get answers faster."


A new approach

"We can treat cancer better than we did 10 years ago, and all that progress is thanks to patients participating in clinical trials and research."



To learn more about current cancer clinical trials at Cedars-Sinai, email cancer.trial.info@cshs.org or visit the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute clinical research website