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What are the risks and benefits of taking part in clinical trials for pancreatic cancer?

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Some patients with pancreatic cancer are reluctant to take part in clinical trials for fear of getting no treatment at all. However, many trials offer patients the most effective therapy available for the condition or treatments that are being evaluated for future use. The drugs being tested may be even more effective than the current pancreatic cancer treatment. The specifics of a particular clinical trial should be discussed with your doctor.

From: Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Trials WebMD Medical Reference

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ClinicalTrials.gov.

National Cancer Institute. 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 26, 2017

SOURCE: 

ClinicalTrials.gov.

National Cancer Institute. 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 26, 2017

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