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Facts About Cancer Clinical Trials

FACTS ABOUT CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS

 

  • The only way to develop new cancer treatments is through clinical trials, but only 3% of cancer patients participate in studies.
  • Clinical trials are not just a “last ditch effort”. Clinical research trials are available from the beginning of a cancer diagnosis and throughout the disease.
  • Not all cancer physicians have access to all clinical research trials.
  • The majority of cancer clinical research trials do not use placebo drugs.
  • In an era of expensive and often cost prohibitive treatments, clinical research trials have the ability to reduce a patient’s financial burden.
  • Clinical trials provide access to potentially life prolonging treatments years before they are available to the public.
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