clinical trials

Cancer Matters with Dr. Bill Nelson – Clinical Trials

Cancer Matters with Dr. Bill Nelson – Clinical Trials

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In our first podcast of 2019, Dr Bill Nelson talks with Dr Michael Carducci and Dina Lansey about clinical trials and how they benefit patients. In this preview, Dr Carducci describes the process behind using clinical trials to further cancer research . To listen to the full podcast, click here:

A perspective on an immunotherapy clinical trial

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This blog post was written by Kristina Baum, who has melanoma and is participating in a clinical trial on immunotherapy at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. For more information on Kristina's story, watch her interview with Denise Grady on the New York Times' Facebook page or follow her on Twitter at @kristinabaum. For the post,(...)

My mother has recently had a lobectomy. She’s faced with the choice of standard care or a clinical trial. What should she consider before making her choice?

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Radiation oncologist Russell K. Hales, M.D. of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus notes that clinical trials are treatments that are usually done at cancer centers with researchers, like Hopkins. “Clinical trials take an existing therapy, and add to it an investigational therapy, or give an investigational therapy altogether,”(...)

Clinical Trials Q and A: What is a clinical trial?

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We’re starting a series on frequently asked questions about Kimmel Cancer Center clinical trials. This first question is the most basic: What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is research study that involves people to test new ways of preventing, diagnosing or treating cancer.  While many patients think that all clinical trials test experimental(...)