Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer: Empowering Patients Through Clinical Trials, Symposium 2012


Day 1: Friday Session  |  Day 2: Saturday Session

Day 2: Saturday, December 1, 2012

Demystifying Clinical Research for Patients


Understanding Clinical Trials, Research and Patient Partnering


John L. Marshall, MD
Director, Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Clinical Trials 101


Jim Luecht
Lung Cancer & Brain Tumor Clinical Research Coordinator
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Genomics and Cancer Research


Subha Madhavan, PhD
Director of the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics,
Georgetown University Medical Center

The Cost of Hope


Amanda Bennett
Author, "The Cost of Hope: A Memoir"; Executive Editor, Bloomberg News

Barriers to Patient Accrual


Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, PhD
Professor of Oncology and Associate Dean, Community Health & Health Disparities Research
Associate Director, Minority Health & Health Disparities Research
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cost to Patients and Insurance Coverage


Julie Feurtado, RN, BSN
Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Engaging Communities in Cancer Clinical Trials: How Community Ambassadors are Making a Difference


Margo Michaels
Executive Director and President of ENACCT

Roundtable Discussion


All Speakers
Moderator: John L. Marshall, MD

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