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Click any sign on the guide post to read Key Information.Oncology Clinical Trials Coordinator
Julie McClain, RN, BSN, OCN
High Point, NC

Clinical trials offer patients access to cutting-edge treatments even as these treatments are being developed. And they are offered all across the country. As clinical trials coordinator for Emerywood Hematology/Oncology, Julie McClain knows exactly which trials are available and how to get patients enrolled in these trials as soon as possible.

Julie’s interest in oncology nursing was triggered by her own mother’s successful battle with breast cancer which is the direct result of a clinical trial.

Key information from GPS’s clinical trial expert:

Clinical Trials are research studies that help determine whether new drugs and treatments are both safe and effective. They are carefully conducted and are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people. They are conducted in four phases:

  • Phase I tests a new drug or treatment in a small group
  • Phase II expands the study to a larger group of people
  • Phase III expands the study to an even larger group of people
  • Phase IV takes place after the drug or treatment has been licensed and marketed.

Quality Care

Patients who participate in a clinical trial always receive the standard of care so the treatment of their cancers is never compromised because they are in a medical research project.

More often, patients who participate in clinical trials receive an even higher level of care just because they are in a clinical trial. They have their regular oncology team caring for them and they also have the clinical trial coordinator monitoring every aspect of their care.

Benefits

Clinical trials give you access to the latest, most cutting-edge treatments available and ultimately may improve your success in the battle against cancer.

Clinical trials are conducted at no cost to you, the patient. And participants are sometimes eligible for free medications and free testing.

Links / Apps

The National Institutes of Health’s clinicaltrials.gov.

OncLive — For latest findings from oncology professionals worldwide.

CISCRP — The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation is devoted to informing the public about clinical research – a very informative site.

CA123: Latest news and info about cancer related treatment
OncLive Mobile: News about the latest research and treatment, FDA alerts, trials and blogs
Livestrong English-Spanish: Dictionary of cancer terms in English and Spanish
Cancer Images NCI: ($.99) Looking at cancer scans

 

News Reader NIH: ($.99) Research and sharing stories with friends and co-workers
Cancers (Michael Quach): Learning about different types of cancer
Drug Trials: Over 80,000 clinical trials in U.S.

 

Drug Trials for specific disease sites: ($.99) Breast, Lung and Colon only
Breast Cancer: Beyond the Shock. Guide to understanding breast cancer (IP 4.2)

 

Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Guide to Cancers: Link to cancer research on this app


 

Key Info Quality Care Benefits Links and Apps

Key information

Clinical Trials are research studies that help determine whether new drugs and treatments are both safe and effective. They are carefully conducted and are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people. They are conducted in four phases:

  • Phase I tests a new drug or treatment in a small group
  • Phase II expands the study to a larger group of people
  • Phase III expands the study to an even larger group of people
  • Phase IV takes place after the drug or treatment has been licensed and marketed.

Quality Care

Patients who participate in a clinical trial always receive the standard of care so the treatment of their cancers is never compromised because they are in a medical research project.

More often, patients who participate in clinical trials receive an even higher level of care just because they are in a clinical trial. They have their regular oncology team caring for them and they also have the clinical trial coordinator monitoring every aspect of their care.

Benefits

Clinical trials give you access to the latest, most cutting-edge treatments available and ultimately may improve your success in the battle against cancer.

Clinical trials are conducted at no cost to you, the patient. And participants are sometimes eligible for free medications and free testing.

Links / Apps

The National Institutes of Health’s clinicaltrials.gov.

OncLive — For latest findings from oncology professionals worldwide.

CISCRP — The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation is devoted to informing the public about clinical research – a very informative site.

CA123: Latest news and info about cancer related treatment
OncLive Mobile: News about the latest research and treatment, FDA alerts, trials and blogs
Cancer Images NCI: ($.99) Looking at cancer scans
News Reader NIH: ($.99) Research and sharing stories with friends and co-workers
Cancers (Michael Quach): Learning about different types of cancer
Drug Trials: Over 80,000 clinical trials in U.S.
Drug Trials for specific disease sites: ($.99) Breast, Lung and Colon only
Livestrong English-Spanish: Dictionary of cancer terms in English and Spanish
Breast Cancer: Beyond the Shock. Guide to understanding breast cancer (IP 4.2)
Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Guide to Cancers: Link to cancer research on this app


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