Clinical Trials and Tribulations

Clinical Trials & Tribulations takes a look at oncology instance and mortal- ity rates in relation to the number of clinical trials being conducted. the data visualization explores trends in instance (i) and mortality (m) rates by gender, age and cancer type from 1975 until 2005 and showing the esti- mated number of new cases in 2010 as compared to the current number of relevant linical trials. we can see whether clinical trials are addressing the right questions

Clinical trials and sponsor information is from, a service of the national institute for health. cancer sites include invasive cases only un- less otherwise noted.

Mortality source: US Mortality files, National center for health statistics, CDC.

Rates are per 100,000 and are age-adjusted to the 2000 US std population. The modeled rates are the point estimates for the regression lines calculated by the Joinpoint Regression program

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