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 understand cancer clinical trials and make choices about what is best for you, to dispel myths about clinical trials, and to help you find clinical trials that might be available to you.
This Quick Guide provides resources to help you learn more about participating in a clinical trial, to dispel myths about clinical trials, and to help you find clinical trials that might be available to you. As always, Quick Guides are free, easy to download, and brief.
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Triage Cancer Presents: How to Find and Pay for Clinical Trials
Our How to Find and Pay for Clinical Trials animated video presents information you need to know about cancer and clinical trials in just a few minutes! If you are looking for a more comprehensive explanation of clinical trials, then webinars are for you.
This interactive toolkit provides resources to help you learn more about what to consider when deciding to participate in a clinical trial, how individuals diagnosed are protected when participating in a clinical trial, and how to find and pay for a clinical trial.
If you are looking for a clinical trial, our Clinical Trial Search tool may be helpful. MBC Alliance also hosts a clinical trial search tool specific to Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Understanding state laws related to clinical trials is important, because sometimes they provide additional or more comprehensive protection than federal laws. Our Chart of State Laws will take you through laws related to clinical trials in your state.
Triage Cancer has a free Legal & Financial Navigation Program that provides one-on-one assistance on a variety of topics, including clinical trials, to empower you to confidently take next steps.
Why Should I Consider a Clinical Trial?
The American Cancer Society and Genentech 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.
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