Robert Pirka Discusses How Nurses Can Promote Clinical Trials

Robert Pirka, MD, Medical University of Vienna, discusses the role that nurses can play in making patients feel more comfortable about enrolling in a lung cancer clinical trial.

Robert Pirka, MD, Medical University of Vienna, discusses the role that nurses can play in making patients feel more comfortable about enrolling in a lung cancer clinical trial.

When nurses explain the studies to patients, they are not only making them feel more comfortable about being in the trial, but also developing a strong relationship between the medical staff and the patients. With strict criteria and time constraints already working against researchers, nurses can play a monumental role in ensuring that patients get into clinical trials, which often offer the best standard of treatment.