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Clinical Trials in Liver Cancer: What You Need to Know

diversegroupMyth: Clinical trials are only for people with advanced stages of cancer.

Fact: No! Trials are available for all stages of cancer, not just for people who have advanced cancer that is not responding to treatment.

If you or a loved one needs treatment for liver cancer, clinical trials are an option to think about.

Clinical trials are essential for developing new ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancer. Researchers run clinical trials to find out whether new treatments are safe and effective and work better than current treatments. When you take part in a clinical trial, you add to our knowledge about cancer and help improve cancer care.

Myth: My doctor decides whether I should participate in a clinical trial.

HCP with patientFact: No! You (or the person who needs cancer treatment) decide whether to participate in the trial. Your health care team, including your doctors, will give you the information you need to help you make the decision.

That’s why it’s important for you to  understand what trials are and how they work. What does participation in a trial involve? What are your rights and responsibilities? And what happens after the trial has ended?

Join the Hepatitis B Foundation’s free webinar “Clinical Trials in Liver Cancer” to learn the answers to these questions.

Developed by Liver Cancer Connect, the Hepatitis B Foundation’s liver cancer program, in collaboration with The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), and Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association, the webinar will explain what you need to know to help you decide about participating in a trial.

Please register to join the conversation on Wednesday, May 27 at 1:30 pm US Eastern Time.

 

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