|Annie Castillo, MD||Tennille Baker, PA-C|
|Jack Hensold, MD||Rebecca Kane, NP, MSN, AOCNP|
|Kenneth May, Jr., MD, PhD||Katherine Mistretta, MN, APRN, FNP-BC|
|Cnydee Bacon, FNP||Whitney Pritham, FNP|
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WHAT IS A CLINICAL TRIAL?
JACK HENSOLD, MD ANSWERED:
A clinical trial is the method by which doctors improve the treatment of specific diseases. For cancer patients this might include comparing a standard treatment for their disease to the standard treatment plus a new drug. If the combined treatment is proven to be more effective, then this would become the new “standard of care.” It is via the mechanism of clinical trials that new drugs are shown to be effective and ultimately approved for use. Clinical trials not only test the effectiveness of new...[ read more ]