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Understanding Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors find ways to improve health and cancer care. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat cancer.

Research study outcomes give us the data necessary to make advances and improvements in the way doctors treat cancer.

If you are interested in learning more about or participating in a research study, please talk with your doctor.

Your participation in research studies may help to find a cure for cancer.

Content Adapted from National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute website - Last Reviewed 04/08/2008

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