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Cancer Clinical Trials Education Series

To help raise general awareness of clinical trials, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has the Clinical Trials Education Series (CTES) available for partner organizations to use as education tools.

Available through the NCI’s Cancer Information Service (CIS), CTES is designed to help health professionals educate patient and community groups about this important but often overlooked aspect of cancer care. The Stanford Cancer Center works with community partners to provide trainings to healthcare/public health professionals, community organizations, and others working in cancer education/outreach in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coast. The series includes:

To view or order CTES, visit NCI’s PubLocator site at

Other NCI resources on clinical trials include publications, videos, and a CD-ROM with PowerPoint presentations designed for a variety of audiences. These materials also can be viewed and ordered through the NCI Web site listed above.

In addition, the CIS Information Service (1-800-4-CANCER) explains clinical trials to callers and conducts tailored searches of NCI’s PDQ database of more than 1,800 ongoing cancer clinical trials. Searches are based on type of cancer, stage of cancer, type of therapy desired, previous treatments, and specific geographic areas. Results are mailed, faxed, or sent by e-mail within 24 hours of the call. 

Clinical Trials Awareness

Learn about why clinical trials help make progress in the field of cancer.

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