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Clinical Trials

A clinical trial is a research study that “prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes.”  Practically speaking, clinical trials are research studies that find and test new treatments or procedures.  Without clinical trials, we would not have the medical and scientific advances that we have today.

There is a great deal of confusion about clinical trials.  This page provides resources to help you learn more about clinical trials, to dispel myths about clinical trials, and to help you find clinical trials that might be available to you.

Triage Cancer’s Quick Guide to Clinical Trials

ACT: About Clinical Trials

The American Cancer Society and Genentech have partnered together to provide information about participating in clinical trials. Triage Cancer participated in this series of videos providing valuable information to help you understand clinical trials and make choices about what is best for you.

At www.LearnAboutClinicalTrials.org, you will find six informational videos:

Deciding if a Clinical Trial is Appropriate

Finding a Clinical Trial

 These resources can provide more information about where to find a clinical trial:
  • American Cancer Society (ACS) Clinical Trials Matching Service toll-free number: 877-970-7848
  • ACS Clinical Trials Matching Service: This free, confidential program helps patients, their families, and healthcare workers find cancer clinical trials most appropriate to a patient’s medical and personal situation. They can help you find research studies that are testing new drugs or methods to prevent, detect, or treat cancer.

Insurance Coverage for Clinical Trials

Information from the America Cancer Society

Information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Financial and Practical Support While Participating in a Clinical Trial

Other Resources

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Science 37′s mission is to accelerate biomedical research to help patients find cures. Science 37 is transforming clinical research by simplifying trial participation and connecting patients to the world’s best scientists, no matter where they live.

Their MetasitesTM are supported by NORA®, a secure mobile telemedicine and clinical research platform, that allows patients to safely participate from anywhere, including their homes. Science 37 uses patient centered trial design and always ask what is best for the patient without compromising safety or the quality of the science.  Their community of physician experts and researchers share the mission to help patients find cures faster, and are key to understanding what patients need for joining and completing a successful trial.  Because Science 37 focuses on improving the experience of participating in trials, they have developed strategies to reach and engage patients across a wide geography to become citizen scientists.  Empowered patients lead to better, faster, people-powered science.