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Why Join a Clinical Trial?

It is only through research that new treatments are available to help future generations of cancer patients. The benefits of participating in a clinical trial includes the following:

  • Trial participants have access to promising new interventions that are generally not available outside of a clinical trial.
  • The intervention being studied may be more effective than standard therapy.  If it is more effective, trial participants may be the first to benefit from it.
  • Trial participants receive regular and careful medical attention from a research team that includes doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.
  • Trial participants are helping scientists learn more about cancer (e.g., how it grows, how it acts, and what influences its growth and spread).