Listen to the Cancer.Net Podcast: What Are Clinical Trials?, adapted from this content.
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This section provides information on clinical trials from Cancer.Net. Cancer.Net provides oncologist-approved information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). ASCO is the world’s leading professional organization representing oncology professionals who care for people with cancer. Learn more about Cancer.Net and ASCO.
Learn what clinical trials are and why these research studies are done.
Learn how clinical trial staff ensure patient safety in research studies involving volunteers.
Different phases of a clinical trial determine drug dose, safety, and effectiveness.
Learn about the clinical trial costs health insurers are required to cover through the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid.
The use of placebos, or inactive treatments, in cancer clinical trials is rare. Hear more about this topic from an ASCO expert.
Asking the right questions can make the decision-making process easier.
Several resources offer free and helpful ways to search for cancer clinical trials.
ASCO’s TAPUR Study is a clinical trial for adults with later-stage cancer, focused on whether specific targeted therapies can benefit more patients and lead to more personalized therapies.