Expert Video - How objective and safe are clinical trials for ovarian cancer?

Gynecologic oncologist Dr. Scott Richard describes how clinical trials are designed to minimize risk and how you can learn about the benefits and risks before deciding to join a trial. Clinical trials must be approved by a group called an Institutional Review Board before volunteers can join. He discusses the role of a data safety monitoring board and talks about different ways that researchers, institutional review board members and others ensure the research is done objectively and watch for any side effects.

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