What to expect and why clinical trial participation is safe


Tori Larrick, Patient Service Manager with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network guides us through clinical trials, what to expect and why clinical trial participation is safe.  Tori encourages anyone considering clinical trials to feel comfortable with reaching out to Patient Services and asking questions.  The first step is to feel free to contact PanCAN Patient Services.  They’re happy to talk through any fears or concerns before making a decision. 

You can reach out to them on the website pancan.org, call 877-2-PANCAN or email patientservices@pancan.org

This episode of Living Hope is dedicated to our Caregivers.  Caregivers are important to the Survivor’s journey.  We thank our Caregivers and want you to know you are not alone, we are here for you.  Regardless of where you are as a Caregiver you can reach out and speak with a Patient Service Case Manager and also ask to be connected with another Caregiver to share experiences.

Clarification on what is the Institutional Review Board: An IRB consists of at least five members of varying and diverse backgrounds. IRB members should have the professional experience to provide appropriate scientific and ethical review. An IRB must have at least one scientist member and at least one member whose primary concerns are nonscientific.


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