Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

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.


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.

August 23, 2010

Dr. Robert Sticca outlines the basic types of surgery used in cancer treatment.

July 26, 2010

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

April 13, 2010

Dr. Richard Goldberg explains what clinical trials are, as well as their importance in finding new cancer treatments.


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