Each year, according to the American Cancer Society, over 1.2 million people are diagnosed with cancer. But, in part due to the advancements in cancer research, more patients are living and surviving cancer than ever before. It is an important time to think about cancer prevention and how you can be a part of the future. Today, many studies are leading to new treatments for the treatment and prevention of cancer.
Clinical trials are research studies that search for better ways to treat cancer. There are different types of clinical trials. Most commonly thought of, are the treatment trials that compare treatment regimens. The best, current treatment or a new treatment combination is given that may prove more effective than current treatment. Today’s clinical trials are tomorrow’s latest treatment options.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and are thinking about taking part in a clinical trial, the links below are great places to get more information and learn about available clinical trials.