Dinner Honors Cancer Trials Participants

Shore Regional Cancer Center recently hosted an annual dinner for men and women who have participated in cancer clinical trials.

Mary DeShields, MD, senior investigator and director of the Shore Health System cancer clinical trials program, discussed the necessity of conducting clinical trials in order to find a cure for cancer. Dr. DeShields also shared information about the clinical trials that are open for treatment and prevention of many forms of cancer including breast, colon, lung and prostate.

The dinner also celebrated the men who participated in the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial also known as SELECT. This large scale national clinical trial investigated if selenium and vitamin E, taken alone or in combination, might reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.

For more information about the cancer clinical trials offered through Shore Regional Cancer Center, contact Sharon Richter, BSN, RN, BSN, CCRC, 410 820-6800, ext 108 or visit www.shorehealth.org/services/clinicaltrials.