Expert Video - What is an ovarian cancer clinical trial? Why should I consider participating?
Ovarian cancer clinical trials are needed to develop better screening tests and treatments for ovarian cancer. Jayanthi Lea, MD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, explains the importance of clinical trial participation by healthy volunteers and patients with ovarian cancer. Better treatments are needed because ovarian cancer is often found in later stages and can be hard to treat. Dr. Lea explains how clinical trials are developed, who oversees them, and more.
This educational activity has been developed by the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in collaboration with Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by educational grants from: Alkermes plc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Clovis Oncology, Inc., Eisai Inc., Foundation Medicine, Inc., Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group, GSK, ImmunoGen, Inc., Merck & Co, Inc., Novartis, Novocure Inc., Pfizer, Inc.
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