Clinical Trial MythBusters

Clinical Trial MythBusters

Watch our Clinical Trials MythBusters series online and ask our expert and patient panel questions as they debunk myths around clinical trial participation. Hear expert advice and patient perspectives for making decisions about clinical trials.

Previous Webinars

Evaluating Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria in Clinical Trials

Eligibility criteria determines who can and cannot participate in a clinical trial. Do today’s studies reflect the actual patient population? Why is inclusion so narrow in some cases? Watch now to hear from Dr. Mike Thompson and Jim Omel.

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Actionable Advice and Resources for Knocking Down Obstacles to Trial Participation

More often than not, only a small fraction of patients enroll in a trial due to barriers posed by financial logistics, distrust and travel, to name a few. How do we remove obstacles, clearing the way for patients to have more access to clinical trials? Watch now to find out.

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Precision Medicine: Can Biomarkers Help Patients Find a Good Fit for Clinical Trials?

A panel of experts discuss how precision medicine may influence trial eligibility, cost of treatment, pace of drug development and more. Can biomarkers make the clinical trial process more efficient? Watch now to find out.

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Community Level Care: Are Clinical Trials Available in Small Cities?

Are innovative treatments and testing offered closer to home? Expert Dr. Mike Thompson discusses local clinical trial options for cancer patients.

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Randomization in Clinical Trials: An Expert Explains Patient Equality

Patient advocate Jim Omel tackles the hot-button issue of randomization in clinical trials. What determines patient equality? How are treatments allocated amongst patients? Watch now to learn more.

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How Can Clinical Trials Be Improved to Enhance the Patient Experience?

Patient advocate Jim Omel and leading expert Dr. Mike Thompson break down the design and purpose of clinical trials and give their perspective on how it could be more patient-friendly.

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Does the Clinical Trial Process Need an Extreme Makeover?

In this MythBusters program, patient advocate Jim Omel and Dr. Michael Thompson examine barriers patients may face and discuss the safety and quality of clinical trial care. Does the process need a makeover? Watch now to find out more.

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Sugar Pill Myth: What Am I Really Getting in a Clinical Trial?

One barrier to clinical trial enrollment is the myth that patients might receive a sugar pill and get no treatment at all. Watch as Dr. Heather Wakelee lays out the clinical trial facts.

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Clinical Trial MythBusters: Which Factors Can Exclude Me From a Trial?

What is the criteria for participating in a clinical trial? In this Clinical Trial MythBusters, Dr. Heather Wakelee explains trial eligibility and why they’re designed this way.

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Produced in association with Patient Empowerment Network

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Page last updated on September 18, 2018