Expert Video - How are melanoma clinical trials carried out? What should I expect?
Medical oncologist Dr. Sapna Patel discusses how melanoma clinical trials are carried out and what to expect when participating in a clinical trial. She discusses eligibility criteria about who can participate, and the informed consent process that helps you learn about a trial and decide if you want to join. She also discusses processing steps, insurance coverage, and randomizedstudy arms. Medical oncologist Dr. Michael B. Atkins discusses what happens in the later stages of clinical trials, dose reduction in melanoma clinical trials, stopping a clinical trial for melanoma, and other options if a melanoma clinical trial treatment is not working.
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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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