Clinical Trials

Oncology clinical trials have greatly advanced treatment options for patients with cancer, resulting in remarkable improvements in survival and well-being.

Clinical trials have improved the treatment of cancer, and it has been shown that participants in cancer clinical trials have better outcomes than does the population at large.
Patient navigators are increasingly recognized for their critical role in helping patients make their way through complex healthcare systems, all the way from screening to treatment adherence. Clinical trials are a vital part of high-quality cancer care, and navigators have become invaluable in facilitating patient awareness and access to trials, while also normalizing the clinical trial process and dispelling myths.
Danielle Carnival believes that providing patients with the most up-to-date tools and resources about clinical trials is an essential part of doubling the rate of progress in the fight against cancer, and the Biden Cancer Initiative is focused on reaching a wide range of patients with this information.
Ms Shockney discusses the importance of clinical trials and extends an invitation to apply to the AONN+ Clinical Trials Committee.
The co-chairs of the AONN+ Clinical Trials Committee discuss the roles of navigators and researchers in clinical trials, barriers to clinical trials that navigators can mitigate, and helpful tips and talking points to consider when talking about clinical trials with patients.
Clinical trials are important because they help to study new ways to treat, diagnose, and prevent cancer, as well as manage symptoms and side effects from cancer treatment.
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