Support New York State Assembly Bill 1805! sign now

We, the undersigned, strongly support New York State Assembly Bill 1805, sponsored by Assemblymember Kenneth Gottfried, which proposes the creation of the "Clinical Trial Access and Education Fund" and we strongly encourage the legislature to make this bill law.

New therapies to treat cancer and other life threatening diseases are being developed at an increasing pace. Clinical trials are the most effective, scientifically valid method of determining the benefits of experimental treatments. They are critical to improving health care and mortality rates for patients with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Unfortunately, less than 5\% of potential clinical trial participants actually enroll in research studies. A number of studies have looked at the reasons for low adult patient participation in clinical trials. One recent study conducted by the University of California Davis Cancer Center surveyed oncologists regarding patient and physician decision-making about participation in clinical trials. Of the 276 patients assessed, oncologists only recommended that 76 patients participate in clinical trials and only 39 patients or 14\% actually enrolled in the trials. Distance and inability to get to a clinical trial center were listed as key reasons for low clinical trial enrollment.

New York State Assembly Bill 1805 proposes the creation of the "Clinical Trial Access and Education Fund", which will address these major barriers identified by the clinical research and anecdotally from patients and providers in New York. It will provide grants to non-for-profit community groups, health care provider associations and research centers that conduct clinical trials so they may provide and/or facilitate patient navigation, transportation, lodging and patient and provider education to achieve greater patient participation in clinical trials.

Please support this critical piece of legislation by signing this petition and contacting Assemblymember Kenneth Gottfried at his offices (212-807-7900 or 518-455-4941).

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