QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 80 - Page 11

Student film helps cancer patients understand vital role of research A GROUP OF FILM and media students from QMU has helped dispel the myths around clinical trials for cancer sufferers. The second year students teamed up with the South East Scottish Cancer Research Network (SESCRN) to create an audio-visual and film presentation for patients in a bid to raise awareness of the vital role clinical studies and trials have in helping develop new treatments. SESCRN, which is part of NHS Lothian, brings together a number of cancer research organisations and provides patients with clear information on latest treatments, clinical research and opportunities to participate in clinical trials. The film, which is now being streamed daily in outpatient waiting areas at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital, features members of the SESCRN team talking about the valuable contribution cancer patients make in assisting with clinical studies. It outlines how participation in clinical trials can help in the evaluation of cancer treatments, such as new drugs or radiotherapy regimens, and thereby improve outcomes for patients. Denny Collie, Lecturer 7&VFfRVFW'&6RBR6C( W"fBVF7GVFVG2FVƗfW&VBW6VV@&W7VG2f"4U45$'FWfVrf&FfR@v&VW72&6rVFf7VBf&W6VFFFRf2r&VVfWvVB'VG&VG2b66W FVG2BFV"f֖ƖW2BFRvW7FW&vVW&7FVF'W&vWfW'F( BǒFBFR7GVFVG2vW6VVB&7F6BFV66WW&V6Rv&rƗfR&V7B'W@4U45$r2vVƗG&W6W&6RFB2Vpf&FVG2&WBFRfVRb6Ɩ6G&2( Ф6VFrFR'FW'6vFRF&F&RWGv&vW"f"4U45$6C( FP7GVFVG2&fFVBW2vF&fW76&GV7BFBvP66&RvFW"FVG2FW&VǒvBFw&2vFFRFV66f&F&WB66W"&W6V&6@6Ɩ6G&2''&VrBFvF6V"&FR6V@B66W76&R6V2( vRrfRVffV7FfRVFf7VBfFV&W6W&6Rv62Vr6fWFRW76vRF@6Ɩ67GVFW2&R6fRBv66&WGFW"f&0FVG2BFV"f֖ƖW2&WB'GVFW2FFP'B7GVFW2( ФV6V"RVF7GVFVG2VFW'FR7V6&V7BvF6'W6W76W2B&v6F2ƖP4U45$F&GV6RfvV'6FR"66VF6vFW6R6ƖVB&V7G2&fFRW6VV@WW&V6Rf"6V6BV"fBVF7GVFVG2FR&vRb6&v6F2FB7GVFVG2v&vF6VFW26'W6W76W2"6&GB6VGw&W2v6BfRFRWW'F6R"'VFvW@VVFVBF&GV6R7V6Ɨ7B&FVFFRRfBVF7GVFVG2vv&VBFP4U45$&V7BvW&R&72''F'7W'&R66@֖R4w&Vv"&&&Rv&FrBG&WpvV6) Ɨ6GW&W2FRW&F7FFvFvfW&W7FFखbFW"6'W6W76W2&v6F2BfVF'&v6F2&RFW&W7FVBfFrWB&R&W@^( 2fBVF6ƖVB&V7G2FW6VBVFV6ƖRBSF6ƖTR2VՔR7&VFfGb7VGW&P