Treatments and Clinical Trials
Let’s Win and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health’s Nuestras Voces program have teamed up for a series of hour-long Let’s Learn webinars to help you understand more about pancreatic cancer.
The second webinar, on Treatments and Clinical Trials, features oncologist Dr. Kim A. Reiss and surgeon Dr. Jose Trevino discussing the importance of participating in clinical trials. Health advocate Daniel G Garza moderates the conversation.
About 62,000 people are found to have pancreatic cancer each year in the U.S.; the rate of occurrence is slightly higher in Black Americans. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is about 11 percent, in part because the disease is often diagnosed at an advanced stage. The tumors are not found on a physical exam and the symptoms mimic many other more common conditions.
By participating in clinical trials, patients can possibly get the latest treatment and also help those patients who are diagnosed after them. Clinical trials help advance the needle for better and more effective treatments.
Watch the webinar above, and download the presentation.
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