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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Clinical Trials and Why They Are Important
  • What Happens in a Clinical Trial?
  • The Meaning of Informed Consent
  • Benefits and Risks of Participation
  • How and Where Clinical Trials are Conducted
  • How Can You Participate in Clinical Trials
  • 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

Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Program Leader, Gastrointestinal Oncology, Department of Medical Oncology, Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities, Associate Director, Diversity Affairs, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, President, National Medical Association

Lidia Schapira, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Staff Oncologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Accreditation Surveyor, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on May 20, 2016.

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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.

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