Cancer Clinical Trials Will Help Big Bend Residents

October 23, 2017

About 2 years ago, Florida's Capital City reached out to Dr. Karen Russell, a cancer and hematology specialist. Tallahassee was one of the few cities of its size without a center doing cancer research.

Only 3% of patients with cancer diagnosis are enrolled in clinical trials. Dr. Russell knows there are useful questions that if answered can directly benefit these patients and others. The center needs patients to get the answers. For example, a lot of childhood cancers are now curable because over 60% of kids under 18 are enrolled on clinical trials.