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What are Cancer Clinical Trials? (Modified from: National Cancer Institute)
A clinical trial is one of the final stages of a long and careful research process. In cancer, clinical trials are designed to answer questions about new ways to:
- Treat cancer
- Find and diagnose cancer
- Prevent cancer
- Manage symptoms of cancer or side effects from its treatment
These trials test many types of treatments, such as:
- Drugs or vaccines
- Ways to do surgery or give radiation therapy
- Combinations of treatments
The goal of this research is to find better ways to help cancer patients fight their disease.
View a National Cancer Institute video about cancer clinical trials