Patient-centered cancer research is becoming standard around the globe. Cancer clinical trials are a key component of cancer research, and they are opening their doors to patients to involve them in all the phases of research in a transparent manner, from the formulation of the research question through to the utilization of the results.

Patient engagement in clinical trials is critical for their success. Increased patient engagement helps to maintain the focus of the trials on patients’ needs, increase recruitment and retention, enhance the quality of the research findings, and improve real-world outcomes.