Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Watch patient-friendly videos about the specific medical tests and procedures used to diagnose and treat 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.

August 9, 2010

Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang explains what targeted therapies are, and how they are 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.

June 28, 2010

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.

June 7, 2010

Dr. Timothy Gilligan explains an ASCO guideline on tumor markers for germ cell tumors.