Rajni Kannan on Discussing Clinical Trials with Cancer Patients

June 18, 2014
Rajni Kannan, BS, MS, RN, ANP-BC

Rajni Kannan, BS, MS, RN, ANP-BC, Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone, explains the importance of discussing clinical trials with cancer patients in order to clear up any misconceptions.

Rajni Kannan, BS, MS, RN, ANP-BC, Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone, explains the importance of discussing clinical trials with cancer patients in order to clear up any misconceptions.

Kannan says it is important for nurses to realize that the majority of cancer patients have done their research about clinical trials and available therapies. However, nurses should research what their patients know and what they think they know so that misconceptions can be clarified.

Many cancer patients fail to understand that the majority of clinical trials are not placebo-based, Kannan says.