Watch patient-friendly videos about the basics of cancer care, particularly helpful if you or a loved one has been newly diagnosed with cancer.
Dr. Carolyn Runowicz introduces informed consent, a process that helps every patient understand the potential risks, benefits, and alternatives before they join a clinical trial.
Louis Weiner, MD, introduces different types of clinical trials, including studies that focus on finding new treatments, side effects and supportive care, late effects and survivorship, and screening and prevention.
Dr. Nicholas Petrelli explains how clinical cancer research is done in distinct segments, called the phases of a clinical trial.
Dr. Robert Sticca outlines the basic types of surgery used in cancer treatment.
Dr. Michelle Lau discusses the multidisciplinary team of professionals that each play an integral role on the cancer care team.
Dr. Richard Goldberg explains what clinical trials are, as well as their importance in finding new cancer treatments.