Medical Researchers Look to Enlist Patients as Partners
By Amy Dockser Marcus, 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.”READ THE FULL ARTICLE