Expert Video - How do clinical trials work for ovarian cancer? What is the process?
Gynecologic oncologist Dr. Scott Richard explains the four phases of clinical trials, from basic safety testing to comparing a newovarian cancertreatment or drug with the standard available treatment. Dr. Richard explains the review process a trial goes through before volunteers can join, and what institutional review boards and study monitors do.
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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