Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that help doctors and researchers find ways to improve treatments and the quality of life for people living with a disease. Cancer clinical trials may be testing new ways to:

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

In some instances, your doctor may suggest that clinical trials are an option to think about for your care. Trials may be available for all stages of cancer.  

If a clinical trial is an option, you will meet with a team member who will share all of the details about the trial and what you will need to do, in order to help you decide if you would like to proceed with that treatment plan.

Through clinical trials, doctors determine whether new treatments are safe and effective and work better than current treatments. Clinical trials are important to finding new ways to prevent and detect cancer and also to improve the quality of life for people during and after treatment. If you decide to take part in a clinical trial, you are helping to create new knowledge about cancer and helping improve cancer care for future patients.

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