Coalitn of Natl Cancer Coop Groups

Cooperative Group Coalition Begins Online Patient Education Service

Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups of Philadelphia has begun an online educational service for cancer patients and caregivers.

The service, called Cancer Research: A Guide to Clinical Trials, can be accessed at www.CancerTrialsHelp.org.

“About 80 percent of patients use the Internet for health information,” said Robert Comis, president of the coalition, chairman of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group; and director of the MCP Hahnemann University Clinical Trials Research Center. “People living with cancer are especially reliant upon the Internet, because they need to make quick decisions about their treatment.”

The program’s five modules include

Cooperative Groups,

Cancer Clinical Trials,

Drug Development,

Surgical and Radiation Therapies,

Protecting Research Participants.

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