By taking part in a clinical trial, you have access to potentially effective treatments not available elsewhere. Additionally, you will contribute to cancer research, which can help other cancer patients in the future.
Who can join?
Each clinical trial has its own set of rules that determines who may participate. Physicians follow these guidelines when deciding who can enroll. There is also a limit to the number of participants for each trial. Criteria may include your:
- Age and gender
- Medical test results
- Current medications
- Other health problems
- Cancer type and stage
- Other treatments you may have had
- Length of time since you were last treated
Deciding to take part in a clinical trial
As the patient, it is your decision whether to participate in a clinical trial. We’re here to help you decide if a clinical trial is right for you or your family member. For more information about a clinical trial or to inquire about whether you qualify, please search find a clinical trial.