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Types of Clinical Trials and Trials Open to Accrual

 

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There are several types of cancer clinical trials.  Each type of trial is designed to answer different research questions:

  • Prevention trials: What approaches can prevent a specific type of cancer from developing in people who have not previously had cancer?
  • Early-detection/screening trials: What are new ways of finding cancer in people before they have any symptoms?
  • Diagnostic trials: How can new tests or procedures identify a suspected cancer earlier or more accurately?
  • Genetics trials: Can “healthy” genes be used to treat cancer?
  • Treatment trials: What new treatment approaches can help people who have cancer?  What is the most effective treatment for people who have cancer?
  • Quality –of-life and supportive care trials: What kinds of interventions can improve the comfort and quality of life of people who have cancer

 

Click on menu on the left to determine if there are available clinical trials for your cancer diagnosis 

      or contact Angie Allred, Interim Director of the Clinical Trials Office, at 312-996-9272.