Toll-Free Teleconference: Understanding Clinical Trials for Cancer

February 8, 2013 @ 1:00 am – 2:30 am
Support Connection
40 Triangle Center
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Support Connection


Open to people living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer.  To learn more or to pre-register (pre-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.


A national toll-free teleconference about clinical trials for breast, ovarian and gynecological cancers.  Topics will include: What are clinical trials? What are the phases of clinical trials? Why are clinical trials important? How is patient participation important to clinical trials? How is the patient safeguarded? What are the benefits and risks of participating in a clinical trial? What are the barriers to participation?  What is it like to participate in a clinical trial and how do you find them?


Speakers: Yelena Novik, M.D. is an Assistant Professor and the Medical Director for Clinical Trials, at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Novik’s medical specialties and expertise include cancer, medical oncology, breast cancer and melanoma. Gwen Harding-Peets, PhD, is an ovarian cancer survivor and a patient advocate. She has volunteered with Support Connection, SHARE, Survivors Teaching Students, and as a Peer Reviewer for the Dept. of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program for Ovarian Cancer.


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