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This section provides information on clinical trials.
Listen to the Cancer.Net Podcast: What Are Clinical Trials?, adapted from this content.
Watch the Cancer.Net Video: What are Clinical Trials?, with Richard Goldberg, MD, adapted from this content.
Clinical trials are research studies that test new treatment and prevention methods to find out if they are safe, effective, and better than the current standard of care (the best known treatment).
Clinical trials are governed by a rigorous review and oversight process designed to protect the rights and safety of the people who enroll.
Different phases of a clinical trial determine drug dose, safety, and effectiveness.
Learn about the risks and benefits of participating in a clinical trial.
Asking the right questions can make the decision-making process easier.
Several resources offer ways to search for cancer clinical trials.
View videos highlighting patients speaking about the impact cancer research has had in their lives. Please note this takes you to a separate website.
Información sobre estudios clínicos, que son estudios de investigación en los que se evalúan nuevos tratamientos para el cáncer.