Why are clinical trials so important? Lung cancer patients are living longer and healthier lives thanks to treatments made possible by research. We talk to KRAS lung cancer patient Rebecca and her husband Wayne about what research means to them and how they evaluate enrollment in potential clinical trials. We also talk to thoracic oncologist Dr. David Carbone of the Ohio State University about the concern that people aren’t getting the care they need during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to poorer outcomes for people with lung cancer. Dr. Carbone shares how important it is for people to get diagnosed as early as possible and shares how you can go safely to see your oncologist and participate in a clinical trial.
Wayne & Rebecca Weyung
Dr. David Carbone, The Ohio State University