Clinical trials are a way to try new medications and treatments that researchers are testing. The goal is to find out how well these treatments work and what side effects they could have.
People with lung cancer who participate in lung cancer clinical trials get the most effective therapy that’s already available, or they may receive new lung cancer treatments that are being tested for future use.
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You can ask your doctor to help you find a clinical trial, what’s involved, and what to consider -- for instance, if you’d need to travel to take part. You can also check these websites for information.