Cancer Clinical Research Trials. It begins with you.
Why are clinical trials important?
Today, people are living longer lives from successful cancer treatments that are the results of past clinical trials. Through clinical trials, doctors determine whether new treatments are safe and effective and work better than current treatments. Clinical trials also help us find new ways to prevent and detect cancer. And they help us improve the quality of life for people during and after treatment. When you take part in a clinical trial, you add to our knowledge about cancer and help improve cancer care for future patients. Clinical trials are the key to making progress against cancer. Patients not only help improve care for future patients, but often times can access the latest cutting-edge therapies for themselves years before it is available outside of clinical trials.