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How do clinical trials help treatment for prostate cancer?

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Scientists are looking for new ways to treat advanced prostate cancer in clinical trials. These studies test new drugs to see if they're safe and if they work.

They're often a way to try new medicine that isn't available to everyone. Your doctor can tell you if one of these trials might be a good fit for you and how to find one.

SOURCES:

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Making a Decision."

American Cancer Society: "Clinical Trials: What You Need To Know."

CancerCare: "Prostate Cancer."

Scher, H. , September 2012. New England Journal of Medicine

UCSF Medical Center: "Prostate Cancer Research."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 21, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Making a Decision."

American Cancer Society: "Clinical Trials: What You Need To Know."

CancerCare: "Prostate Cancer."

Scher, H. , September 2012. New England Journal of Medicine

UCSF Medical Center: "Prostate Cancer Research."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 21, 2019

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