This three-page handout educates people about clinical trials, which are research studies conducted with volunteers to test how well new medical approaches work in people, their safety, and their implications for cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. It explains the purpose of clinical trials in terms of what is tested, and what kinds of questions they can answer for researchers. The document discusses things people should know when considering participation in a clinical trial, and what it is like to take part in one. It includes American Cancer Society contacts for more information.
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