Expert Video - What are the benefits of being in a melanoma treatment clinical trial?
Medical oncologist Dr. Michael B. Atkins describes how melanoma clinical trials can benefit both current and future patients. Today's treatments for melanoma were developed through melanoma clinical trial participants willing to help future patients. By joining a clinical trial patients may be able to access a new treatment before it's available to the public. Clinical trials can be a hopeful option for many patients at any stage of disease, so it is important to discuss all treatment options, including clinical trials, with your healthcare team.
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This educational activity has been developed by the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF), and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, Iovance Biotherapeutics, Merck, Natera, and Novartis.
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