What are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are research studies, managed by government agencies, educational institutions, private not-for-profit organizations, or commercial businesses, to develop, produce and evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and therapies for diseases. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat cancer.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) offers a wealth of information about Clinical Trials and what you need to know to participate in a Clinical Trial.

More from the NCI >> Search the NCI's list of 8,000+ clinical trials now accepting participants. Call the NCI at 1-800-4-CANCER with questions about Clinical Trials.

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