Clinical research helps to advance our knowledge about cancer drugs and treatments. The Food and Drug Administration requires clinical trials before it approves a drug or treatment for general use. The people who take part in clinical trials not only face their cancer but also help scientists and doctors around the world to learn more about cancer.
The New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance honors all those who take part in clinical trials at their annual Helping to Enhance Research in Oncology, or HERO, event. This year, education sessions at the event will be free and open to the public. Learn more about the event.
Leslie Byatt, Clinical Research Manager at the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance, talks to Mike Jaxson, KSVP-AM, about the event:
Terri Stewart, MS, CRCP, talks to KOB-TV about the event: