Clinical drug trials – a growth industry in Ga.

Patients with a common form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma will soon be involved in a clinical trial by the manufacturer Roche/Genentech at three sites in Georgia. The non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma drug trial is taking place in Macon and Columbus, and will soon come to Rome and perhaps Atlanta. The trial is one example of the growing biopharmaceutical research presence in Georgia. Seeking Georgia sites for the clinical trial, Roche/Genentech approached Georgia CORE, a collaboration of clinicians, scientists, educators and others that seeks to improve the quality of cancer care in the state through research.