Finding better ways to prevent and treat cancer depends on research. Participating in a cancer clinical trial can have benefits for cancer patients. According to the National Cancer Institute, the benefits may include:
There are a number of different kinds of cancer clinical trials. Each is described in the enclosed booklet on Clinical Trials from the National Cancer Institute.
For more information on cancer clinical trials that would be best suited to your individual situation, contact your physician.
You may also get more information from the National Cancer Institute at www.cancer.gov by selecting the Learn More button below:
Explains what clinical trials are, why they are essential to improving cancer care, how the safety and rights of participants are protected, who is responsible for which costs, and potential risks and benefits of taking part.
Part 1 of a National Cancer Institute cancer clinical trials educational video created for people who are considering participation in a trial. The video explains and answers common questions about the types of clinical trials, how they are conducted, and factors to think about when deciding whether or not to participate in a trial. The video also features actual patients who share their reasons and decisions about participating in cancer clinical trials.
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