Let’s make innovative treatments a standard of care.
You’ve heard this before: as a health care provider, your recommendation is vital. Results from a Research!America poll shows that 72 percent of patients would participate in a clinical trial if it was recommended by their doctor. In that same study only 22 percent said their health care provider has ever discussed medical research with them. And yet, results from clinical trials are largely responsible for moving more effective medications and therapies from the lab and into practice.
Whether you’re serving patients in primary care, specialty care, or oncology, there are three key questions you should be prepared to answer:
- What is a clinical trial?
- Why should your patient participate in a clinical trial?
- Is your patient eligible to participate in a clinical trial?
"I'm In", a national campaign to improve the nation’s health by increasing clinical trials participation, offers a health care provider toolkit that answers these questions. It also provides several additional resources: a Myth vs. Fact sheet, FAQs for you and your patients, and examples of ways you can educate your patients about clinical trials opportunities.
Search all open clinical trials at ClinicalTrials.gov
Check open studies in Nevada at Nevada Cancer Research Foundation
Help your patient get matched to a clinical trial with American Cancer Society's Clinical Trials Matching Service