In Their Own Words: Clinical Trials

Doctors and people living with cancer share their expertise and experience of participating in cancer clinical trials.

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What Are Clinical Trials

Dr. Patricia Robinson, an oncologist, explains cancer clinical trials and their benefits to patients.

Minority Participation in Clinical Trials

Dr. Patricia Robinson, an oncologist, explains why minority participation is so important in clinical trials.

What Keeps Patients From Joining Clinical Trials?

Dr. Patricia Robinson, an oncologist, explains some of the barriers that keep patients from joining cancer clinical trials.

The Changing Nature of Cancer Clinical Trials

Dr. Patricia Robinson, an oncologist, explains some of the different kinds of clinical trials and how clinical trial design is changing with targeted therapies.

Glen's Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial

Glen lives with prostate and Merkel cell cancer. He joined a clinical trial for prostate cancer when he was first diagnosed to give himself a chance at less side effects than the standard treatment.

Mary Clare's Leukemia Clinical Trial

Mary Clare joined a cancer clinical trial when she was done with treatment to give herself a chance at a longer remission.

Wendy’s Breast Cancer Clinical Trial

Wendy joined a clinical trial for her treatment of triple negative breast cancer. She had worked on clinical trial design as a statistician before she was diagnosed.

Elisa's Metastatic Breast Cancer Clinical Trial

Elisa moved from Chile to Chicago to participate in an immunotherapy clinical trial for her metastatic breast cancer.

Estudio clínico de cáncer de mama metastásico de Elisa
Matthew: Finding Clinical Trials
Dr. Schuchter: Clinical Trials
Preface: A Story of Hope
Clinical Trials Chapter 1: A Better Tomato
Clinical Trials Chapter 2: We Need to Talk
Clinical Trials Chapter 3: What Now?
Clinical Trials Chapter 4: What Does This Mean?
Clinical Trials Chapter 5: It’s Not What You Think
Clinical Trials Chapter 6: It’s Different Today
Clinical Trials Chapter 7: For Them
Clinical Trials Chapter 8: The Whole Person