Mesothelioma Clinical Trials: Insights from the MARS 2 Study

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials: Insights from the MARS 2 Study

Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive cancer. It affects the chest wall’s lining, linked to asbestos exposure. Each year, over 2,500 in the United Kingdom are diagnosed. The disease has a poor outlook and limited treatments. The MARS 2 study investigated if adding surgery to chemotherapy could enhance survival. A new article delves into challenges in recruiting for RCTs, like MARS 2. It also highlights these trials’ crucial role in medical research and treatment progress. Challenges in Recruiting for RCTs Recruiting for RCTs is tough, especially for studies comparing surgery to non-surgery. The MARS 2 study faced many challenges. Patients with mesothelioma often get mixed advice from different doctors. This made recruiting hard. Also, doctors’ biases influenced their willingness…