Basics of Phase I Clinical Trials


Dr. Drew Rasco is a phase I oncologist here at the START Center for Cancer Care. We interviewed him to try and help patients understand a bit more about what a phase I trial is, why it may be beneficial, and to help try and dispel some of the common myths surrounding phase I studies.


If you’d like to learn more about phase I trials conducted at the START Center, or you just want to learn more about phase I trials in general, please have a look at the list of resources below:


Information about phase I trials - thestartcenter.com - Information about Phase I trials conducted here at the START Center.

Clinical trials performed by the START Center - thestartcenter.com - Full list of clinical trials performed by the START Center across all cancer types.

What you need to know about clinical trials - Cancer.org - This article explains in detail what a phase I trial is, provides a very useful list of questions to ask if you are thinking about participating in a phase I trial, and also provides some very good information about frequently asked questions regarding phase I trials.

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