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Medical Researchers Look to Enlist Patients as Partners

The Wall Street Journal

Joel Nowak, a 66-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y., resident with metastatic prostate cancer, knows a lot about cancer research. Over the years, he has contributed blood, saliva and medical information to studies in hopes of helping investigators battle the disease.

But something has nagged at him. Almost always, Mr. Nowak says, investigators want data, “but you never hear from them again.”

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