Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

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


January 2, 2013

The type of cancer treatment your doctor recommends depends on the type of cancer, the size and location of the tumor, whether the cancer has spread, and your overall health. Learn about the most common types of cancer treatment, such as surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

January 2, 2013

Dr. Richard Goldberg talks about the latest treatment advances in colorectal cancer.

January 2, 2013

Dr. Michael Link discusses some scientific advances in the care and treatment of children with cancer.

January 2, 2013

In this video, Dr. John Sweetenham discusses some scientific advances in the care and treatment of adults with lymphoma.

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.