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.
This section provides information on the following topics:
What they are and why these research studies are done
How clinical trials ensure patient safety
What happens in each phase
The costs that health insurers are required to cover
What a placebo is and how they are used in clinical trials
What to ask your health care team before participating
Ways to search for cancer clinical trials
Information on ASCO's clinical trial for adults with late-stage cancer