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Topic: BCO Podcast: Right to Try Legislation

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Posted on: Jun 7, 2019 11:27AM

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ASCO 2019: Right to Try Legislation and Why Clinical Trial Entry Criteria Need to Change

June 2, 2019

Shanahan kelly

Dr. Kelly Shanahan describes herself as a mother, wife, daughter, doctor, and woman living with metastatic breast cancer. Neuropathy from breast cancer treatment forced her to retire from her OB/GYN practice. She now works tirelessly as an independent metastatic breast cancer advocate. Dr. Shanahan was part of a panel on Right to Try Legislation at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. In this podcast, she explains Right to Try and Compassionate Use legislation and why she thinks the real answer is changing the criteria for enrolling in clinical trials.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Shanahan talk about:

  • why she thinks Right to Try legislation is flawed
  • how the common criteria for entering a clinical trial exclude a majority of people diagnosed with metastatic disease and how trials can be changed
  • how she would proceed if her disease progressed and she didn't meet the eligibility criteria for an appropriate clinical trial

Running time: 25:12

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