Finding Clinical Trials for Pancreatic Cancer
Research is changing the way patients are being treated. If you have pancreatic cancer, a clinical trial may be your best option. Talk to your doctor to find out if a clinical trial might be right for you.
A clinical trial is the scientific term for the study of a drug, procedure or medical device. A clinical trial is a research study designed to explore innovative and potentially life-saving new treatments. The goal of a clinical trial is to find treatments that are better than what is currently available. The approved treatments that we have today were made possible because patients participated in clinical trials. Through clinical trials, doctors find new and better ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, control and treat illnesses.
The goal of clinical trials is to determine if these potential new treatments are safe and effective. They have already been studied in the lab (clinical research) for many years before being given to participants in the next phase of testing, the clinical trial. Volunteers take part to help others, but to also possibly receive the newest treatment available for their illness or disease.
Clinical trials are run by doctors, healthcare professionals and research scientists according to strict FDA guidelines to ensure participants are treated as safely as possible. There are many different types of clinical trials; these are used to find better ways to prevent, screen, diagnose and treat disease, and can help improve patients’ quality of life.
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