Cancer patients who consider going on a cancer clinical trial often start out with fears: Will I be treated like a guinea pig? Will I get a real drug or just a placebo?
Will they be experimenting on me? Key benefits and barriers in clinical trials are explained in this video. It also features breast cancer survivors who share their experiences and feelings about having participated in clinical trials. Increasing participation of minorities in clinical trials is important to ensure the efficacy of new cancer drugs for minority populations and is key to closing the gap as it relates to cancer care.
Check out this video from the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University and encourage a patient, friend, or family member to consider enrolling in a clinical trial. Patients and clinicians can search for clinical trials via the clinical trials online database, www.ClinicalTrials.gov.
Source: Clinical Trials at Winship