Advances in medicine and science are the results of new ideas and approaches developed through research. New cancer treatments must prove to be safe and effective in scientific studies with a certain number of patients before they can be made widely available.
Am I a candidate for a clinical trial?
Every clinical trial has different patient requirements. Consult your physician or oncologist to determine whether or not a clinical trial is right for you.
For more information, visit the following resources:
Learn About Clinical Trials
Includes links to National Cancer Institute (NCI) articles, including "Clinical Trials: Questions and Answers," "What is a Clinical Trial?," "Should I Take Part in a Clinical Trial?," and more.
Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups
Includes "Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know," "The Clinical Trial ABCs," profiles of all the patient advocacy organizations that are members of the Coalition, and a list of open trials offered by all member cooperative groups.