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Gastrointestinal Complications (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI] - Current Clinical Trials

Check NCI's list of cancer clinical trials for U.S. supportive and palliative care trials about constipation, impaction, and bowel obstruction and diarrhea that are now accepting participants. The list of trials can be further narrowed by location, drug, intervention, and other criteria.

General information about clinical trials is also available from the NCI Web site.

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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