If you have cancer, you may choose to join a clinical trial. A clinical trial is a scientific study to find out which treatments or devices are safe and if they work well.
Clinical trials are very important. They help doctors learn about cancer and develop better treatments that can help you and other people in the future.
Ask your doctor or visit the National Cancer Institute’s Steps to Find a Clinical TrialExternal to learn more about clinical trials that are right for you.
- Clinical Trials Information for Patients and CaregiversExternal (National Cancer Institute)
- Clinical TrialsExternal (American Cancer Society)
- Video: Patient Safety in Clinical Trials (National Cancer Institute)