Patients and doctors at University Cancer Care join others across the country in testing new medications and techniques designed to improve cancer treatments.
Patients in a clinical trial may receive treatment considered the standard for their disease or a new, experimental treatment. In some trials, all patients receive standard therapy but some will receive an experimental treatment in addition to standard therapy.
As the trial progresses, patients are closely monitored. Participating in a clinical trial helps doctors and researchers find new and better ways to earlier detect cancer, diagnose it or treat it. Doctors here have started some trials and participate in many national trials. Ask your doctors about clinical trials that may fit you.