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Clinical Trials for Ovarian Cancer

Clinical Trials for Ovarian Cancer

Dr. Heidi Gray discusses participation in clinical trials for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance are initially screened for eligibility to participate in a clinical trial. Trials range from Phase I trials that look at specific novel agents not available for use in oncology, to Phase III trials which are large national trials comparing a standard treatment to a treatment with additional therapy.    Patients are matched to trials that are the right fit for them. It is also important that they have a sense of being part of the greater good, as results are often not known for 3-5 years and participating in trials often involve more intense therapy, monitoring, and more frequent visits.

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