Entering a Clinical Trial: Is It Right for You?
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
This program introduces the purpose of clinical trials and describes the way in which trials are carried out. In this program the focus is on cancer clinical trials but the information provided describes the conduct of most clinical trials. Topics include a description of the purpose of Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III clinical trials; how patients are eligible for such trials; how participants in clinical trials are protected; the right of individuals to choose to participate or to not participate, etc. While the program clearly is inclined positively toward clinical trial participation, the information is presented clearly and fairly, and viewers are informed of the right to choose, the right to withdraw from a trial for any reason, and the need to consider the effects of participation not only on personal health, but also on family members because of time requirements.
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Physicians' Reasons for Not Entering Eligible Patients in a Randomized Clinical Trial of Surgery for Breast Cancer Taylor, Kathryn M.; Margolese, Richard G.; Soskolne, Colin L. (1984-05-24)A questionnaire was sent to the 94 principal investigators in the National Surgical Adjuvant Project for Breast and Bowel Cancers (NSABP) to determine why eligible patients were not being entered into a study of three treatment ...