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Sexuality and Reproductive Issues (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI] - Current Clinical Trials

Check NCI's list of cancer clinical trials for U.S. supportive and palliative care trials about sexuality and reproductive issues, sexual dysfunction, fertility assessment and management and cryopreservation that are now accepting participants. The list of trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.

General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.

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Communication between clinicians and patients is a multidimensional concept and involves the content of dialogue, the affective component (i.e., what happens emotionally to the physician and patient during the encounter), and nonverbal behaviors. In oncology, communication skills are a key to achieving the important goals of the clinical encounter.[1] These goals include the following:[2,3,4] Establishing trust and rapport. Gathering information from the patient and the patient's family...

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    Last Updated: May 28, 2015
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