Questions to Ask Your Doctor or Research Office Nurse

  • What is the purpose of the study – is it to determine a new drug or suggest a new combination of drugs/treatment? 
  • Who has reviewed and approved the study? 
  • How are study results and safety of participants being checked? 
  • What kinds of therapies, procedures and/or tests will I have during the trial? 
  • How will the trial affect my current treatment plan and affect my daily life?
  • Will I be taken off my current treatment or will I continue to take my regular medications while in the trial?
  • Where will I have my medical care, and who will be in charge of my care? 
  • If the person in charge of my medical care during the trial is different from my current doctor, what will be the communication/interaction between the two? 
  • What are the benefits to my treatment and my health connected with this trial?
  • What are the potential short-term and long term risks connected with this trial?
  • Can I talk to other people in the study? 
  • What is the procedure for quitting the study once I have started it?
  • Will there be costs to me if I participate?
  • Will my insurance cover the costs?
  • What are my responsibilities if I participate?
  • How long will I be in the study?

Spotlight

Women Magazine released a special report on ovarian cancer, featuring Q&A’s with three expert SGO surgeons and important facts about the disease.

Awareness

This year’s GCAM awareness is focused on the important link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Check out the new toolkit to learn more.

Research

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to share its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards booklet. The booklet describes the prizes and the application process. Prize applications are due on October 8, 2014.

Education

The Gynecologic Cancer Global Health Forum will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in D.C.. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.