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Physicians Not Yet Comfortable Using Social Media to Recruit For Trials

Key clinical point: Social media has the potential to be a useful clinical trial recruitment tool.

Major finding: More guidance and education is needed before it can become one, though.

Study details: 44 physicians affiliated with City of Hope cancer center were interviewed to gain perspectives on the use of social media in clinical trial recruitment.

Disclosures: Research was funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute and an award from the Hope Foundation. Report authors reported no conflicts of interest.


Sedark MS et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Sep 4;2(9):e1911528. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.11528.