A Short Informative Video on Clinical Trials from the Director of the National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) sponsors clinical trials related to many diseases and conditions including prostate cancer. (The National Cancer Institute, NCI, is the largest of all the institutes comprising NIH). The director of the NIH, Dr. Francis Collins recently discussed accessing information about these trials on their website, clinicaltrials.gov. The new NIH rules makes it easier for the public to access purposes of the trials, enrollment requirements, location, and especially summary results. I encourage you to view the following link to the short video by Dr. Collins who was a pioneer in the sequencing of the total human genome a few years ago.

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