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What are benefits of participating in a clinical trial for prostate cancer?

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If you're in a clinical trial, you may take new medicines that could improve your health. But even if you don't get the new drug, there are still advantages:

  • You'll get detailed care and attention from the health care team that manages the study.
  • Some clinical trials may cover all or part of your medical costs while you take part.
  • When you volunteer for cancer research, the results could help other men with prostate cancer live longer.

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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