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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Clinical Trials and Why They Are Important, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Understanding Your Treatment Options, including Clinical Trials
  • Concerns about Participating in Clinical Trials
  • Types of Clinical Trials
  • What Happens in a Clinical Trial?
  • The Meaning of Informed Consent
  • Benefits and Risks of Participation, in the Context of COVID-19
  • How and Where Clinical Trials are Conducted
  • How Can You Participate in a Clinical Trial
  • Specific Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Clinical Trial Participation, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Guidelines for Preparing for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology & List of Questions
  • Accessing Resources for Clinical Trials
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Michael K. Wong, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Professor, Cutaneous Cancers, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Integration and Program Development, Cancer Network, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Guadalupe R. Palos, DrPH, MSW, RN

Clinical Protocol Administration Manager, Office of Cancer Survivorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

Brochure

You can download the brochure for this workshop(pdf)(77.6 KB)

Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on April 07, 2021.

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