Clinical Trials Fact Sheet

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Clinical trials are research studies aimed at making cancer treatments better so people can live longer or live with less negative side effects. To achieve this, researchers test new drugs, medical protocols, treatments, medical devices and other cancer-fighting tools to learn innovative ways to tackle disease.

Researchers and doctors involved in clinical trials follow strict guidelines and steps to protect participants and their information while studying the effectiveness and safety of new treatments and medical devices

Without clinical trials, colorectal cancer therapies would not evolve to become better and more reliable. All current therapies used today are a result of clinical trials!

Download this fact sheet to read:

  • Myths vs Facts about clinical trials
  • Reasons to join a clinical trial
  • Informed consent & stopping a trial
  • What makes a trial successful
  • Risks involved in trials

Visit our Clinical Trials page to get a list of questions to ask and a list of Clinical Trial Finders.

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