Before starting a clinical trial, doctors must prove there is a chance that the new treatment or procedure will work better than what is currently available. They do research until they can prove this.
Groop served on the Avera Rural Cancer Advisory Board charged with raising awareness of the resources available to patients and families who face cancer. She is aware of the challenges because her sister faced cancer.
The rate of new cancer cases has decreased in the United States since the 1990s. But increases in overweight- and obesity-related cancers—which now account for 40% of all U.S. cancers—are likely slowing that progress, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).