Virtual Patient Education En Español: Clinical Trial Myths & Realities

You are invited to join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for a free virtual education program for patients and their families in Spanish.

The event, “Los Estudios Clínicos: Los Mitos y Realidades / Clinical Trials: Myths and Realities,” is set for 6 p.m. CST on March 15, 2022, via Zoom.

Los Estudios Clínicos Los Mitos y Realidades FB Post clinical trial myths and realitiesClinical trials are studies that help researchers learn more to help slow, manage, and treat cancer for current and future family members. But without Latino volunteers for clinical trials, the benefits may miss this group.

Dr. Patricia Chalela, an associate professor at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio, will help participants will learn about:

  • ¿Qué es un estudio clínico? (What is a clinical trial?)
  • ¿Cuál es la importancia de los estudios clínicos para la lucha contra el cáncer? (What is the importance of clinical trials for the fight against cancer?)
  • ¿Cuáles son los beneficios de los estudios clínicos para pacientes con cáncer? (What are the benefits of clinical trials for cancer patients?)
  • ¿Cuáles son los mitos y realidades que rodean a este tipo de tratamientos? (What are the myths and realities that surround this type of treatment?)
  • ¿Cuáles son las herramientas útiles que pacientes y cuidadores puedan utilizar para conversar con sus médicos? (What are useful tools that patients and caregivers can use to talk with their doctors?)
  • ¿Cómo puedo tener acceso a los estudios clínicos y cómo puedo saber si soy elegible? (How can I access clinical trials and how can I find out if I am eligible?)

Chalela is an integral part of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio, led by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez. She is studying how texting helps people quit smoking, training students in research methods, and learning the ins and outs of Latino cancer. Her work and expertise are in social and behavioral sciences, health communications, and health disparities research.

Chalela and Ramirez are also helping find new ways to urge Latinos to volunteer for clinical trials thanks to a grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

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