Clinical Trials: What They are Why They Should Matter to You
Produced in collaboration with LUNGevity Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer
Independent grant support for this patient education program was provided by:
• Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
• Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited;
For many patients, clinical trial participation can raise a lot of questions. What do I get out of it? What will it cost me? How much work is it for me? Are they safe? And for Black and Latinx communities, clinical trials are often associated with a number of concerns, fears, and stigmas.
Are Clinical Trials Right for Me? is a free, one-hour educational video that will address these questions and concerns, as well as explore the immediate and long-term benefits to participating in a clinical trial.
The video features both a patient advocate for inclusive clinical trials (Lanse, a prostate cancer survivor) and a patient with lung cancer (Ron) sharing their experiences as clinical trial participants, as well as experts from the Moffitt Cancer Center, one of the country’s leading cancer treatment and research centers.
“Would I recommend others to participate in a clinical trial based on my experience? The answer is unequivocally yes, I think it is so important,” says Lanse Scriven. “Besides our own recovery from cancer as a patient, I think one of the ways we can use the experience in a positive way is the contribution to the future advancement of medicine that will benefit other patients.”
Relevant to anyone living with cancer, and with a focus on lung cancer, the video is broken down into a series of four 15-minute topics, including:
- Clinical Trials: Its Definition and Its Role in Care
- The Patient Experience with Clinical Trials
- How Do I Know if I Can Participate in Clinical Trials?
- Learning about Clinical Trials (this session will help you talk to your doctor and discover clinical trials that could benefit your treatment)
This educational opportunity is brought to you by LUNGevity Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer, and PlatformQ Health.
Through participating in this educational session, you will learn about:
- Your role in clinical trials, their benefits for you, and the positive impact of your participation
- Types of clinical trial research available to you
- When to talk to your doctor about clinical trial participation
- Where to find clinical trials
- What to expect if you participate in a clinical trial
- Resources, tools, and advocacy groups to stay up-to-date with clinical trials relevant to you.
The Patient Experience with Clinical Trials
How Do I Know if I Can Participate in Clinical Trials?
Key Questions and Answers About Clinical Trials for Patients
Jhanelle Gray, MD
Program Co-Leader, Molecular Medicine. Chair, Department of Thoracic Oncology Moffitt Cancer Center
Susan Vadaparampil, PhD, MPH
Senior Member and Associate Center Director of Community Outreach, Engagement, & Equity. Co-Program Director, Moffitt Behavioral Oncology Postdoctoral Training Program Moffit Cancer Center
Amit Tandon, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine University of South Florida Pulmonary/Critical Care and Interventional Pulmonology Specialist Thoracic Oncology Program Director, Interventional Pulmonology Program Moffitt Cancer Center
Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Patient
Interview Participant - Cancer Clinical Trial Patient
- Stand Up To Cancer Clinical Trials Information
- Stand Up To Cancer Clinical Trial Finder
- LUNGevity Foundation Clinical Trials Finder and Information
- LUNGevity Foundation No One Missed
- Common Cancer Testing Terms
- Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center Resources for Research Participants and the Public
- Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center Clinical Research Glossary
- Promoting Inclusion of Members of Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups in Cancer Drug Development
- Patient Power Community