Primary care provider perceptions of patient participation in a multi-cancer early detection trial
What do GPs and nurses think of a hypothetical blood test to detect multiple cancers early? An abstract from the recent American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting provided an initial glimpse into their perspectives. Twenty-seven GPs and nurses provided their opinions after viewing an infographic around a trial where patients either received standard care or a blood test for early detection of multiple cancers. Most respondents were open to a multi-cancer early detection (MCED) test, with 93% saying they would support patient participation in such a trial. The primary drivers of this support included the perception that early cancer detection was important, and that research was needed to develop novel screening tests. However, respondents shared concerns about the impact of the trial on general practice staff capacity for patient care. Read the original article here.