Animation - Understanding Clinical Trials in Lung Cancer
This animation explains what clinical trials are, how they are conducted, and why they are important for patients with lung cancer. Lung cancer clinical trials are research studies in which people volunteer to help test new treatments, procedures, or ways to diagnose or screen for lung cancer. Clinical trials for lung cancer are needed to find new lung cancer treatments, safer treatments, and more. This animation also provides an overview of study design, eligibility criteria, informed consent, safeguards, the phases of clinical trials, and the potential benefits and risks of participation. Be sure to ask your doctor about joining a clinical trial for your lung cancer. You can ask anytime before or during treatment.
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This educational activity has been developed by
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Grants and Giving, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC , Neogenomics, Novartis, and Pfizer.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.