Topic: Clinical Trial - Make an informed decision
Cancer knows no limits; neither should you when it comes to finding out
about your treatment options. Scientific advances that may be used in years
ahead to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer are available today by those participating
in carefully controlled clinical trials. More than 1,600 trials of new
cancer treatments are now underway, testing new combinations of alreadyapproved
drugs, as well as new techniques, approaches and medications.
But clinical trials are not just a vital source of information; they can be of
great value to the individuals who participate in them. In the majority of all trials,
participants receive either the best existing treatment (also called the standard
of care), or the new therapy. By investigating clinical trial options, patients can
learn what the best available standard of care is for their disease.