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Clinical Trials

If you would like to search for cancer clinical trials at Cedars-Sinai, click here: cancer clinical trials.

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