Clinical Trials

Why Are Clinical Trials Important?

Andrey Antov, PhD, MBA
Dr Andrey Antov believes it's important for patients to participate in clinical trials for a multitude of reasons, as clinical trials can benefit both the patient and the healthcare system as a whole.

Clinical Trials: Essential to Cancer Progress

Danielle Carnival, PhD
Danielle Carnival believes that providing patients with the most up-to-date tools and resources about clinical trials is an essential part of doubling the rate of progress in the fight against cancer, and the Biden Cancer Initiative is focused on reaching a wide range of patients with this information.

Talking with Oncology Patients About Clinical Trials

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
One of the best roles a nurse navigator can incorporate into her daily routine when seeing a newly diagnosed patient is to begin educating the patient about clinical trials. All too often, patients associate the phrase “clinical trials” with “experimentation,” and, of course, this is not the case.

Plus Pointers: Clinical Trials

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, PhD, HON-OPN-CG
Clinical trials are important because they help to study new ways to treat, diagnose, and prevent cancer, as well as manage symptoms and side effects from cancer treatment.

Talking to Patients and Clinical Trials

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
Not only are nurse navigators educating and supporting their patients about their upcoming cancer treatment; they are also becoming involved in clinical trial screening and education. How information is presented regarding clinical trials can directly influence whether a patient asked for more information and eventually signs on or passes on the opportunity to participate.