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Why should I consider taking part in a clinical trial?

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There are many reasons to consider taking part in a clinical trial:

  • You may get it along with other treatments to boost your odds of beating cancer.
  • It has cured some cancers.
  • You have access to a medicine that isn’t available to the public.
  • You could help scientists learn more about cancer, so they can help more people in the future.

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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