Overview of Care during a Clinical Trial

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Memorial Sloan Kettering experts give an overview of their role in the clinical trials process.

Paul Sabbatini, Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Clinical Research, says that drug-based clinical trials are excellent ways to investigate new medications that can potentially improve patient outcome. Oftentimes, researchers are looking at agents that have been developed for other diseases. They may also examine new doses and schedules.

Medical oncologist David Hyman describes his research specialty: developing new therapies for gynecologic cancers.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Amy Copeland discusses the important role of nurses in clinical trials. She mainly works on clinical trials for new drugs and her primary function is to help ensure that the trials are run accurately and safely.