Clinical trials are important to the future of cancer treatment and care.
We often think of trials that study cancer treatments, but they also study ways to prevent cancer, ways to safely and cost-effectively screen for cancer and ways to manage life after cancer.
Studies are done to find out whether promising approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment are safe and effective.
Clinical trials look for volunteers at different times throughout the diagnostic, treatment and survivorship process.
A clinical trial may or may not be in your best interest at any particular time. The only way to decide is to learn about available studies and be prepared to explore each window of opportunity. For more information, talk with your doctor or contact staff at the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support.
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