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Clinical trials and second opinions at MD Anderson

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In this DocTalk, Program Director of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Kristin Alfaro, MS CPT, explains how to get a second opinion consult at MD Anderson and gives us an overview of the clinical trials going on there.

This video was recorded in March 2022, with PALTOWN Scientific Director Dr. Manju George.

Table of contents:

0:25: Introduction
1:18: Talk overview
1:44: Second opinion at MDACC
4:30: Preparing for your visit
6:40: What to expect
9:05: Finding a clinical trial
9:25: Clinical trial phases
11:10: Types of clinical trials at MDA
12:08: The clinical research team
13:25: Clinical research at MDA by numbers
14:25: Clinical trial participation overview
17:28: Overview of currently enrolling CRC trials
19:20: MDA Clinical Trials Booklet
20:40: Unique trial approaches at MDA
21:35: ctDNA testing at MDA
22:12: The INTERCEPT program
23:20: Young-Onset CRC Center
24:15: Summary
25:21: Resources (links provided below the video)
26:15: Q & A