27 Sep A New Resource for Those Considering a Clinical Trial: About Clinical Trials (ACT)
About Clinical Trials (ACT) is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and Genentech. Its aim is to increase patient interest in and awareness of cancer clinical trials through educational patient resources. The idea is to empower people to understand cancer clinical trials and discuss this option with their doctors and loved ones.
Visit http://triagecancer.org/clinical-trials to learn more about clinical trials and ACT, including:
- Six informational videos
- Why Should I Consider a Clinical Trial?
- How Will I Know if a Trial Is Right For Me?
- How Should I Prepare for Discussions With My Doctor?
- What Standards Are in Place to Safeguard Trial Participants?
- What Is Informed Consent?
- Where Can I Turn for Information and Support?
- A patient discussion guide
- Responses to common misconceptions about cancer clinical trials
- List of helpful resources
If you prefer to talk with someone by phone about your clinical trials options, you can call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 to request an ACT patient kit, which contains and educational brochure with a DVD and a USB drive.
Considering a clinical trial can be an overwhelming process. Take advantage of any and all the resources out there.
For more information about clinical trials, read the other blogs in this series: http://triagecancer.org/blog/category/clinical-trials.