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Continuing the Momentum with Patient Advocacy - Elisabeth Heath

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Elisabeth Heath from the Karmanos Cancer Institute joins Alicia Morgans in a passionate conversation on the importance of patient advocacy, education, and the impact advocacy has on a cancer patients' journey. What resources are out there? How do we really help patients do the best that they can? How do you find advocacy organizations in your community? and, How do you get involved? Drs. Heath and...

Karmanos Cancer Institute's 9th Annual Cancer Symposium - Elisabeth Heath

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Elisabeth Heath from the Karmanos Cancer Institute shares details on the upcoming Karmanos Cancer Institute's 9th Annual Cancer Symposium taking place this October. In response to such high demand and attendance, this is the first year the Symposium has been expanded to include all cancer types in addition to prostate cancer. This year's agenda focuses on Progress in Cancer Care, Advocacy, and Sur...

Prostate Cancer Wishes From a Patient's Perspective Presentation - Robin Millman

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Robin Millman, a patient advocate, and 20+ year prostate cancer survivor shares a patient's perspective on the treatment landscape journey and hopes for the future of advanced prostate cancer treatment at the Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference (APCCC) 2019. He highlights areas of interest and opportunity including general population screening and improved utilization of active surveilla...

Patients' Understanding of Clinical Trials - Brenda Martone

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Brenda Martone discusses how she approaches patients about participating in a clinical trial. She discusses the definition and types of clinical trials and phases of trials that may impact a patients decision about participation. Brenda shares insights into her approach of informing patients about what clinical trials are truly about versus some of the myths or preconceived notions that patients m...

One Patient's Perspectives About Participating in a Randomized Clinical Trial

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Clare, a clinical trial patient participant openly shares her experiences. She shares her thoughts on her decision to participate in a randomized clinical trial, her experiences with the consent form and the issues she considered when joining the trial. She is candid in her discussions with Brenda Martone. She gives us the opportunity to reflect on the options presented by being a part of a random...