Cancer Clinical Trials Education

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Cancer clinical trials are research studies that involve people affected by cancer

The goal of research is to find better ways to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. When somebody is seeking treatment for cancer, clinical trials are an option to consider. Becoming informed about cancer clinical trials can help you better understand the details about what a clinical trial is, what common myths are about joining a clinical trial, and what questions are important to ask your healthcare team when considering a clinical trial.   

This educational opportunity is part of the Knight Cancer Institute Community Health Education team’s effort to increase knowledge about and access to cancer-related clinical trials.

A research study for cancer patients, their family members, and caregivers

Our research study about clinical trials education is for anyone affected by cancer. This includes cancer patients, their family members, and caregivers of patients, in order to help everyone understand what participating in a clinical trial means.


Anybody who completes the educational session and two short surveys to help us better understand people's awareness about clinical trials will be compensated with a $20 gift card.

What's required?

We ask participants to complete four steps outlined below:

Description Time commitment
1. Complete a short pre-education survey. 5 minutes
2. Watch a short educational video about clinical trials. 10 minutes
3. Ask questions if you choose to have a Community Health Educator present the material. 15-20 minutes
4. Complete a short post-education survey. 10-15 minutes

Please note, commitment times are approximate. Individual times may vary.

Learn more or get involved

We offer our educational program in the following ways: 

  • Live presentations to small groups. Due to COVID-19, all presentations are currently virtual. 
  • Individual appointments with our Community Health Education team. 
  • Self-directed online module.  

Please contact Derrik Zebroski at or 503-418-9698 to schedule your session. This program is available in English and Spanish.

We're here to help

Contact Derrik Zebroski to learn more or to get started.

503 418-9698 

This program is available in English and Spanish.