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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Clinical Trials
  • Why They Are Important
  • What Happens in a Clinical Trial
  • The Meaning of Informed Consent
  • Benefits & Risks of Participation
  • How & Where Clinical Trials Are Conducted
  • How Can You Participate in Clinical Trials
  • Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Clinical Trials
  • Accessing Information about Clinical Trials
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Al B. Benson, III, MD, FACP, FASCO

Professor of Medicine, Associate Director for Cooperative Groups, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University

Georgie Cusack, MS, RN, AOCNS

Director of Education and Patient Safety, Office of the Clinical Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Adjunct Nurse Leader, Nursing Research and Translational Science, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on June 10, 2019.

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