Apr 25, 2023
Research and testing are crucial parts of developing new cancer treatments. Clinical trials are how we achieve that research and testing. Cancer clinical trials test new drugs, radiation therapy techniques and surgical procedures. They help us determine what treatments are best for different cancers. That's why it's so important for a diverse group of people to participate in clinical trials.
Listen in to hear me discuss the basics of clinical trials.
What You'll Learn:
It's crucial that cancer patients participate in clinical trials (1:40)
Dr. Rosalyn defines what a clinical trial is. (2:08)
There are four phases of cancer clinical trials. (3:00)
Screening, behavioral, prevention, diagnostic, treatment, and quality of life are the different types of clinical trials. (4:30)
Participating in a clinical trial is a very personal decision. (8:20)
"Clinical trials help us so much in terms of learning about different treatments for cancer." - Dr. Rosalyn Morrell
"Clinical trials need a diversity of participants. Men, women, ethnicities, and ages. " - Dr. Rosalyn
Rosalyn Morrell, MD: Website