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Treatments, Tests, and Procedures
Watch patient-friendly videos about the specific medical tests and procedures used to diagnose and treat cancer.
Dr. Eric Singer explains how clinical trials are reviewed to ensure the safety of the patients involved.
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. Sonali Smith provides an introduction to bone marrow/stem cell transplants as a cancer treatment.
Dr. Robert Sticca outlines the basic types of surgery used in cancer treatment.
Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang explains what targeted therapies are, and how they are 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. Mark Kris explains the concept of treatment guidelines, and how the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) develops treatment guidelines for people with cancer.
Dr. Timothy Gilligan explains an ASCO guideline on tumor markers for germ cell tumors.