Cancer Clinical Trials Are For All Patients: Latest Research from the 2019 Quality Care Symposium

September 3, 2019
Monika Sharda, ASCO staff

The 2019 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, taking place September 6 and 7 in San Diego, California, brings together health care experts to share strategies for addressing cancer care issues and integrating these methods into patient care.share on twitter In this podcast, ASCO experts Neeraj Agarwal, MD, and Merry Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP, discuss 2 studies on clinical trials that will be presented at the symposium.

Highlights from the conversation include:

  • How clinical trials are used in cancer care [2:06].

  • A study showing that people with non-small cell lung cancer lived longer when enrolled in a clinical trial [2:53].

  • A survey’s findings that patients and their health care teams have different perceptions about clinical trials [6:30].

  • How people with cancer and their health care team can better communicate about clinical trials that might be right for their care [8:59].

  • Resources to learn more about cancer clinical trials [11:07].

Dr. Neeraj Agarwal is a medical oncologist at the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is also the Cancer.Net Specialty Editor for Prostate Cancer. Dr. Markham is a hematologist at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

You can learn more about research from this symposium by following the #ASCOQLTY19 hashtag on Twitter.

Was this podcast useful? Please subscribe, rate, and review Cancer.Net Podcasts on Apple Podcasts or Google Play. This prerecorded podcast can be listened to online or downloaded to your computer. A transcript is also available. For more information, visit the Cancer.Net podcast page.


Share your thoughts on this blog post on Cancer.Net's Facebook and Twitter.