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Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. They are the final step in a long process that begins with research in a lab. Most treatments used today are the results of past clinical trials.

Any time you or a loved one needs treatment for cancer, clinical trials are an option to think about. Trials are available for all stages of cancer. It is a myth that they are only for people who have advanced cancer that is not responding to treatment.

Cancer clinical trials test new ways to:

  • Treat cancer
  • Diagnose cancer
  • Prevent cancer
  • Manage symptoms of cancer or side effects from its treatments

There are several types of cancer clinical trials:

  • Treatment trials
  • Prevention trials
  • Screening trials
  • Supportive and palliative care trials.

For more information regarding National Cancer Institute’s clinical trials, click here.

To search for a National Cancer Institute  clinical trial, click here.*

 

Source: National Cancer Institute

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