Simmons Cancer Center has a wide range of clinical trials open to patients with all stages of cancer. If you or someone you care about is in cancer treatment, clinical trials are an option to consider, and you should talk to your doctor.
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Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. They are the final step in a long process that begins in a research lab.
Cancer clinical trials test new ways to:
Clinical trials are an option to investigate any time you or a family member is diagnosed with cancer. Ask your Simmons Cancer Center doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you.
Clinical trials are key to developing new methods of prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. Clinical trials allow researchers to determine if new treatments are safe and effective, or if they work better than current treatments. When you or a family member takes part in a clinical trial, you add to the knowledge about cancer and help improve cancer care.
Many treatments used today are the results of past clinical trials.