Fw: VPOTUS pool 3

From: Stancill, Jane
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:31 PM
To: Dubyak, Meghan M. EOP/OVP
Subject: VPOTUS pool 3

Doctors and researchers at the roundtable at Duke University told VPOTUS that the federal government could urge cancer researchers to standardize data labeling so that it can be shared and used effectively.

A national effort a decade ago didn't gain traction, said Dr. Shelley Hwang, chief of breast surgery at the Duke Cancer Institute. "That is a role that the federal government can take. A lot of us would welcome leadership in that realm."

Discussion also centered around expanding patients' access to clinical trials to test new drugs and treatment.

"They want to be part of this moonshot," said Dr. Kimberly Blackwell, professor of medicine at Duke. "They are in line, they are ready to break down those barriers. They are ready to participate in those clinical trials."

Blackwell added: "We live in a country where I don't think there should be 30 cancer patients waiting in line to get in to a clinical trial."

Jane Stancill
higher education reporter
The News & Observer
Raleigh, NC
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