Clinical Trials
Introduction to Clinical Trials Education

What is a Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial is a special kind of scientific study that is:

  • Designed to answer a specific scientific question.
  • Always done with people as participants.
  • Designed to find better ways to diagnose, prevent and treat diseases.

There many different kinds of clinical trials. We will focus on cancer clinical trials that are designed to find better ways of diagnose, prevent, find or treat cancer. They may also look for better ways to support the cancer patient and family.

Linda U. Krebs, RN, PhD, AOCN - Oncology (cancer) nurse
"Dr. Krebs" describes clinical trials;
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"Clinical trials" are studies to prevent, find or treat cancer. They may also look for better ways to support the cancer patient and family. These studies are to learn if the new ways are better than the ways that are used now (more effective, fewer side effects).

"Dr. Krebs talks about drugs that are better;
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