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Current Clinical Trials

    Check NCI's list of cancer clinical trials for U.S. supportive and palliative care trials about loss, grief, and bereavement 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: February 25, 2014
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