What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people of all kinds and stages of health. They are the final step in a long process that begins with research in a lab. Most treatments we use today are the results of past clinical trials.

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. Clinical trials evaluate the safety and effectiveness of drug treatments, medical devices or other therapies. They can help doctors find new or better ways to prevent, detect or treat illness, no matter the stage of cancer.

 Source: For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute website.

Watch the video below to learn why clinical trials are vital to taking research from the lab to the bedside. 

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