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TheLiteratePatient: Clinical Trials 101

February 24, 201451 min
Clinical trials are often misunderstood. Guest: Meg Monday, survivor and oncology medical educator. Meg participated in cancer clinical trials (one that saved her life!). Research studies that test new medical approaches; each has a defined protocol. In cancer trials, patients receive the new treatment being studied or standard treatment; rarely are placebos used. Please don't leave it to your doctor (with limited time) to research clinical trials that may be a fit for your care. Note also that sometimes a trial requires that you haven't had any prior treatment. Listen for resources that will help. Joni live M-F at 2:00 p.m. ET on

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