W.Va. cancer trials network to launch in spring

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A statewide cancer clinical trials network scheduled to launch in the spring is expected to improve West Virginians' access to advanced treatments.

The West Virginia Cancer Clinical Trials Network will be headed by Scot Remick, director of the Mary Babb Cancer Center in Morgantown.

Remick tells the Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1dzQ6Z9 ) that the network would broaden access for patients to cancer related clinical trials. He says it also would unite government agencies, academic institutions, civic groups and health care organizations in a concentrated effort.

A recent study by the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics says the network would generate an estimated $11 million in new economic activity and hundreds of jobs in its first year.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com

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