Treatments, Tests, and Procedures
Watch patient-friendly videos about the specific medical tests and procedures used to diagnose and treat cancer.
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.
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.
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 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.