Cancer Basics

Watch patient-friendly videos about the basics of cancer care, particularly helpful if you or a loved one has been newly diagnosed with cancer.

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September 19, 2011

Adolescents and young adults with cancer often face unique questions and challenges. In this video, Dr. Melissa Hudson discusses the needs of this specific age group.

August 8, 2011

More than 60% of cancers in the United States occur in people over the age of 65. In this video, Dr. Richard Goldberg discusses the challenges and needs of older adults with cancer.

July 25, 2011

Lidia Schapira, MD, ofrece una introducción a los estudios clínicos y su importancia en la investigación del cáncer.

Dr. Lidia Schapira gives an introduction to clinical trials and their importance in cancer research.

June 20, 2011

Patient advocate Mary Lou Smith outlines what things to consider when a person with cancer is reviewing clinical trials (research studies) when making treatment plan decisions.

May 2, 2011

Dr. Eric Singer explains how clinical trials are reviewed to ensure the safety of the patients involved.

April 4, 2011

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.

March 7, 2011

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.

November 1, 2010

Dr. Nicholas Petrelli explains how clinical cancer research is done in distinct segments, called the phases of a clinical trial.

July 26, 2010

Dr. Michelle Lau discusses the multidisciplinary team of professionals that each play an integral role on the cancer care team.

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