Training and Capacity Building
Cancer Clinical Trial Education For Health Providers Serving LEP Asian Americans
1. DO YOU KNOW…?
- Participation in a cancer clinical trial may be a high quality treatment option for your patients?
- Although 20% are eligible, less than 5% of adult cancer patients take part in clinical trials-and that the numbers are even fewer among minorities and medically underserved populations?
- A physician’s recommendation is often the primary factor influencing patients’ decisions to enroll in a trial?
- Only 2% of primary care providers routinely discuss oncology trials with their patients?
2. WHO SHOULD BE TRAINED?
- Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurses in Primary Care
3. PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE
- To educate primary care providers about cancer clinical trials
- To provide information and resources for primary care providers on the available cancer clinical trials
4. LEARNING OBJECTIVE
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define cancer clinical trials, including how they work and their risks and benefits
- Identify common patient barriers to cancer clinical trials participation
- Understand barriers faced by health care providers to making referrals, and explore ways in which these barriers can be overcome
- Understand the importance of health care providers being the first point of contact for patient participation in clinical trials
- Advise patients where to find available cancer clinical trials in local areas
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)to sponsor Continuing Medical Education for physicians.
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
6. DOWNLOADS AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
- Local available cancer clinical trials in the Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Delaware, and DC areas.
Training and Capacity Building for Community Partners Program (TCBCP)
The TCBCP focuses on special skills training on a variety of health-related issues of particular concern to community partners. The hands-on training program includes training in project development, implementation and evaluation. Mini- and small-grant mechanisms are used to encourage community partners to define local needs and to respond to them creatively. The aim of the training program is to empower partners, increase their knowledge and awareness of health and health disparity issues and to ensure sustainability of CAH's network programs.
(e.g. Cancer 101, Patient Navigation, Clinical Trial Education).