What Are Cancer Clinical Trials?

Joyce Schaffer gives a brief overview of cancer clinical trials

radiation therapy for colon cancerCancer clinical trials are very different than regular clinical trials for other diseases or conditions. They are certainly not the last-ditch effort that many people think.

Specifically, when it comes to cancer clinical trials, doctors are looking at molecules for patients who have advanced cancer that did not respond to initial therapy.

Simply put, cancer clinical trials are looking at the best drug, the best dosage, and the best timing for person who has advanced cancer that already received standard of care therapy for the diagnosis that they have.

For more, watch Joyce Schaffer in this video.

Video Transcript

Joyce Schaffer:  Specifically, we are going to talk about cancer clinical trials because cancer clinical trials are very different than if you look at clinical trials for trauma patients or for cardiac patients, so they are not all the same. 

Specifically for cancer clinical trials, we are looking at molecules for patients who have advanced cancer that did not respond to initial therapy.  Clinical trials are looking at the best drug, the best dosage, and the best timing for person who has advanced cancer that already received standard of care therapy for the diagnosis that they have.

 


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