linical trials are about more than just collecting data – they’re about survivorship and family. This was the focus of Rose Gerber’s talk at the CURE Patient-Focused meeting at the 36th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference.
“There are different stakeholders in clinical trials,” said Gerber, a breast cancer survivor herself and the director of Patient Advocacy and Education at the Community Oncology Alliance (COA). COA’s mission is to advocate for the preservation of cancer care – especially when it comes to community cancer practices. “When we think about clinical trials, to me in my mind, it’s about survivorship and family.”