The first step to participating in a clinical trial is understanding what that is all about. These articles explain the basics of a cancer clinical trial, dispel common myths and provide resources to learn more.
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An overview of how clinical trials are conducted, what participants should know, and why they are important to the future of cancer treatment.
An introduction to clinical trials for cancer care.
There are several myths that contribute to a poor rate of participation in clinical trials by adult cancer patients.
Informed consent is a communication between a medical care provider and a patient that results in the patient’s understanding and authorization for a specific medical intervention.
Understanding the costs involved in participating in a clinical trial.
A tutorial on reading research study results and interpreting what they mean to you. Includes definitions of many terms found in cancer research studies.
How much do you really know about cancer research?
This article provides information and links to organizations that provide education and resources about clinical trials.