When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, the doctor will usually explain that there are several treatment options, including the standard treatment and a new option.
The doctor asks the patient which treatment he or she prefers. It's no easy choice, but the American Society of Clinical Oncology wants to help make it easier.
Rebecca Plevin, Southern California Public Radio's health reporter, explained more. You can also read more on her blog, Impatient.
Listen to the full interview by clicking the blue audio player above.