Patient navigation and clinical trial participation: A randomized controlled trial design

Melissa Kurtz Uveges, Dina George Lansey, Olive Mbah, Tamryn Gray, Lisa Sherden, Jennifer Wenzel

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Background: To our knowledge, no published studies utilizing a randomized controlled design have examined the efficacy of patient navigation for improving clinical trial enrollment. Methods: This patient navigation and clinical trial participation study is a randomized controlled trial to assess the effect of a patient navigator on enrollment into therapeutic cancer clinical trials. Participants are randomly assigned to high intensity, patient navigator-delivered patient educational materials (PEM) and needs assessment vs. low intensity patient navigation (patient navigator-delivered patient educational materials [PEM] alone). Discussion: Effective enrollment strategies may include utilization of patient navigators as away to meet individual needs, barriers, and concerns of participants enrolled in clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-102
Number of pages5
JournalContemporary Clinical Trials Communications
StatePublished - Dec 2018


  • Cancer clinical trials
  • Decision making
  • Patient navigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology


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