Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

What Are Clinical Trials?

Health professionals, people with cancer and their loved ones discuss what clinical trials are, why they are important, and how your safety is protected.

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. Through clinical trials, doctors find new ways to improve treatments and the quality of life for people with disease.

Researchers design cancer clinical trials to test new ways to:

  • Treat cancer
  • Find and diagnose cancer
  • Prevent cancer
  • Manage symptoms of cancer and side effects from its treatment

Read the full article on the National Cancer Institute website.

Where can I get this treatment and more information?

Ask your Doctor/Oncologist about Clinical Trials that may be of interest to you, or visit these websites. Note: Many Clinical Trials are open to people from outside the country in which the trial is taking place.

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer

Cancer Trials
United Kingdom
Medical Research Council

Center Watch

National Cancer Institute

1. Some cancer therapies can conflict with others. Do not start ANY therapy without consulting your doctor to ensure it’s safe and beneficial to do so.
2. Just because any given therapy worked for someone else does not necessarily mean it will work for you.
3. Although there are many viable alternative cancer treatments, there isn’t a “best” treatment for a certain type or stage of cancer.

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