Make your voice heard in Washington: #Trials4GynCancerNow
During the Annual Meeting, you can take several steps to raise awareness of the crisis in gynecologic oncology clinical trials. Please join us for this important campaign and take the following actions during the Annual Meeting.
On Monday, March 13, attendees will be asked to tweet President Trump: “Women with #gyncancer deserve progress. Fund trials now @realDonaldTrump #Trials4GynCancerNOW @sgo_org.”
Visit the SGO Booth and take your photo with the hashtag poster. Tweet your photo with the above message and get entered to win a free registration to the 2018 Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in New Orleans.
Also at the booth, go to the iPads and click on the Washington Alert icon to send a message to your elected officials in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.
Can’t make it to the booth? Go to the SGO website and look for Policy/Washington Alert to send your message to federal elected leaders.
New to social media? See the Social Media section of the SGO website for a primer, policy, procedures and popular hashtags.
The first Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) meeting I went to was in January 2011, my first year of fellowship. The January meeting is in sunny San Diego, which was a stark contrast to the bleak winter New York City had that year. I was eager for a break from the clinical service and looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about the clinical trials I had been enrolling patients into for the last six months. I had attended many educational meetings before, but the SGO Annual Meeting is very different from the GOG Semi-Annual meeting. Continue reading →
Historically, relatively few women have participated in clinical research, and as a result, the medical science community has often ignored biological differences between men and women. In an effort to close this gap and study the risks associated with female cancers, the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center and the Cardio-Oncology Program have opened an online registry, research for her, to increase the number of women participating in cancer research studies. As the co-principal investigator of the research for her registry in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai, I am hopeful that we can improve women’s involvement in clinical trials.
When new treatments for cancer are developed, they are tested through clinical trials in order to know whether they should be added to the standard treatment options offered to patients. The major advances in the treatment of gynecologic cancer have all been based on the results of clinical trials. Participation in trials allows patients access to cutting-edge treatment while helping to establish the standard of care for the next generation of women with these diseases.
“Understanding Gynecologic Cancer Clinical Trials” is a useful resource for patients who might be considering a clinical trial. This four-minute animated video explains the main phases of clinical trials, as well as the possible differences between treatment arms.
Winner of a Gold EXCEL Award in Digital Media: Video (Education) from Association Media & Publishing. Gynecologic Cancer Clinical Trials: What This Means for You,” is a video teaching tool for patients who might be interested in participating in gynecologic cancer clinical trials. This 19-minute program includes interviews with clinical trials patients describing their experiences as well as SGO member experts who debunk some of the misconceptions and myths surrounding clinical trials. This video was made possible by a generous grant from the GOG Foundation, Inc.
Video files can be made available to providers who want to play this program in their waiting rooms. Contact Robyn Kurth, SGO Senior Communications Manager, for more information.
To download the files directly files (which can be saved to your hard drive or a thumb drive) click on this Dropbox link (you may have to sign in or create a free account) and download the files. This download may take several minutes, especially for the 19-minute program: