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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Clinical Trials and Why They are Important
  • How and Where Clinical Trials are Conducted
  • What Happens in a Clinical Trial
  • The Meaning of Informed Consent
  • Benefits and Risks of Participation
  • Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team About Clinical Trials
  • Accessing Resources for Clinical Trials
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

D. Lawrence Wickerham, MD
Associate Chairman, National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)
John P. Leonard, MD
Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Clinical Director, New York-Cornell Center for Lymphoma and Myeloma, Chief, Lymphoma-Myeloma Service, Associate Director for Clinical Research, Weill Cornell Cancer Center
Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology, Associate Director of Diversity Programs, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University
Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW, OSW-C
Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 18, 2012.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.