Registration of Rectal Cancer-Related Clinical Trials on Chinese Clinical Trial Registry over past decades

Jun-hong HuZheng Ge


Background This study investigated and analyzed rectal cancer-related clinical trials registered on Chinese Clinical Trial Registry (Chi-CTR) by the end of 2018. We aimed to discuss the characteristics and developmental trends. Methods The Chi-CTR database was searched and all clinical trials related to rectal cancer extracted. The time limit for the search was from the establishment of the data library to December 31, 2018. The characteristics of registered clinical trials were then analyzed. Results A total of 70 clinical trials were retreived. Beijing, Shandong, and Guangzhou accounted for 47.1% of the total number of registered clinical trials. Sichuan and Sun Yat-sen Universities having the highest number of registrations. The registration status of the 55 trials was prospective registration. The top sources of funding were self-financing (41.4%), hospital funding (22.9%) and local finance (15.7%). Out of the 43 randomized controlled trials, 39 were either blank or missing in the blinded section. The sample size of clinical trials was high in 100 to 199 cases. Only eight of the 70 trials were multicenter clinical trials. Conclusions Relevant departments should increase the registration of clinical trials, increase the awar...Continue Reading

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