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What are cancer immunotherapy clinical trials?

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In clinical trials, doctors use new medications or therapies on small groups of volunteers to see how well they work. They’re the last step in the research process before a drug or treatment can be approved. Many immunotherapy drugs that target cancer are available to those who take part in clinical trials.

Cancer clinical trials happen across around the world. Your doctor can help you weigh the pros and cons and find out if there’s an immunotherapy clinical trial near you.

SOURCES:

Cancer Research Institute: “About Clinical Trials,” “Should You Participate?” 

National Cancer Institute: "Deciding to Take Part in a Clinical Trial,” "Insurance Coverage and Clinical Trials,” “Paying for Clinical Trials,” "Phases of Clinical Trials,” "Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Treatment Clinical Trials," “What Are Clinical Trials?” “Where Trials Take Place.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

SOURCES:

Cancer Research Institute: “About Clinical Trials,” “Should You Participate?” 

National Cancer Institute: "Deciding to Take Part in a Clinical Trial,” "Insurance Coverage and Clinical Trials,” “Paying for Clinical Trials,” "Phases of Clinical Trials,” "Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Treatment Clinical Trials," “What Are Clinical Trials?” “Where Trials Take Place.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on January 23, 2019

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