Dr. Wagner on the Value of Cooperative Research Groups in Angiosarcoma

Michael J. Wagner, MD, discusses the importance of cooperative research groups in angiocarcinoma.

Michael J. Wagner, MD, assistant professor, University of Washington School of Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, discusses the importance of cooperative research groups in angiocarcinoma.

Angiosarcoma is a rare subset of an already rare disease, soft tissue sarcomas. Due to the lack of patients, it can be difficult for single institutions to recruit enough participants to conduct clinical trials.

Clinical trials requires collaboration, according to Wagner, who calls cooperative groups like EGOC, the Alliance, and SWOG "critical" for conducting research. Findings from the Angiosarcoma Project discovered the connection between exposure to ultraviolet light and angiosarcoma.

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