Did you know that Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world in May to recognize the day that Scottish naval surgeon, James Lind, conducted what is often considered the first randomized clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747?
This year, Clinical Trials Day will be celebrated on Monday, May 20. In 1747, Dr. Lind administered six different methods to attempt to heal sailors who were diagnosed with scurvy, with one of the methods involving oranges and lemons. This method healed the sailors, becoming a breakthrough for an intervention of scurvy, but more importantly demonstrating the potential power of a clinical trial.
The objective of Clinical Trials Day is not only to celebrate Dr. Lind's study but also to heighten public awareness of the importance of clinical trials, as well as celebrate the patients and professionals who make clinical research possible.

Thank you for all of your efforts, and we deeply appreciate everything you do. Here's to you!

Join the Celebration
Visit the Clinical Trials Day website to learn more or download a selfie sign, post it on social media using your institution/site/organization hashtag, and please tag @ALLIANCE_org and #CTD2019.
View New Video About NCORP Clinical Trials in Communities
The NCI just released a new video that highlights the research efforts of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) in implementing cancer clinical trials and other research studies across the country.
In the video, "Cancer Clinical Trials in Your Community: NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)," several communities ranging in size and geographic coverage are characterized by NCORP principal investigators. Many of the images show their patients, physicians, and staff.
Alliance/NCORP principal investigators who shared their perspectives on the importance of the national program in relation to local research networks are:
Philip J. Stella, MD, Michigan Cancer Research Consortium NCORP
Michael A. Thompson, MD, Aurora NCORP
Vincent P. Vinciguerra, MD, Northwell Health NCORP
Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, MD, Baptist Memorial Health Care/Mid South Minority Underserved NCORP
Augusto C. Ochoa, MD, Gulf South Minority Underserved NCORP
Jeffrey K. Giguere, MD, NCORP of the Carolinas (Greenville Health System NCORP)
Daniel M. Anderson, MD, Metro Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium

Learn More About Clinical Trials
-- What Are Clinical Trials? (National Cancer Institute)[website]
-- Clinical Trials Information for Patients and Caregivers (National Cancer Institute) [website]