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Expert commentary from clinical trial researchers

Almost 50 physician-researchers are leading more than 150 clinical studies on more than 20 cancer types at VCU Massey Cancer Center. Together with scientists and teams of nurses and care partners, these doctors are evaluating the latest cancer treatments and prevention tactics. Here, various doctors describe what their clinical trials are studying and the vital role these trials play in fighting cancer.

Expert opinion: Clinical trials make advancements in cancer care possible

Clinical trials are opportunities for doctors and patients to work together to discover new, better cancer treatments, says John Roberts, M.D., former associate director for clinical research at Massey.

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Massey doctors highlight the latest clinical trials and treatments for cancer.

  • Clinical trials are critical to creating new, more effective cancer-fighting therapies —Dr. Roberts explains to Comcast reporter Antoinette Essa. (View video)
  • Two clinical trials assess cutting-edge breast cancer treatments — Harry Bear, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Breast Health Center at Massey, explains (View video) 
  • Two prostate cancer trials investigate therapies with reduced side effects — Mitchell Anscher, M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Massey, explains (View video)