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Clinical Trials, Why They Are Safe & Important For Patients!

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Season 3 of Battling and Beating Cancer gets off to a compelling start by discussing Clinical Trials, Why They Are Safe & Important For Patients.  Many patients feel that, by participating in clinical trials they will be used as Guinea pigs. The reality is that, in today's clinical trials, patients are well- monitored and generally receive the standard of care for their disease as well as an additional agent or agents that have demonstrated some degree of effectiveness. Many people are alive today because they participated in clinical trials.  Dr. Julie Vose, Chief of the Division of Hematology Oncology and Professor of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, joins Charlene and Scott and helps to separate the fact from the fiction regarding clinical trials.  We also will be joined by Greg Dafoe, a lymphoma survivor and moderator of the NHL Cyberfamily Support Group.  Greg will discuss his participation in a clinical trial.  

Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation and Lymphoma Coalition have joined forces to bring you this episode of Battling and Beating Cancer.    

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