Clinical Trials for Treatment of People with Cancer
A clinical trial is a research study conducted with a cancer patient, usually to evaluate new treatments. Each trial is designed to determine better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat people with cancer. Most of today's treatments for cancer are based on the results of past clinical trials. Because of progress made through clinical trials, more people are now surviving cancer and living longer.
Each trial has specific requirements and eligibility criteria for participation. By compiling a medical history and sometimes additional testing, a physician determines if a patient is eligible for a study.
Download a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program Clinical Trials Brochure