Clinical Research in Oncology

International Clinical Trials Day

Did you know that the cancer treatments used today have been evaluated in clinical trials?

Over the past few decades, research has improved the fight against cancer by improving both long-term survival and quality of life for people with cancer. All of this is thanks to the work of research team members and the people with cancer who agree to participate in clinical trials.

What is a clinical trial?

A clinical trial is a study conducted by a physician-researcher in collaboration with patients to evaluate a potential treatment or new medical technique.

The cancer treatments that exist today have been previously evaluated in clinical trials.
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Who can participate?

Cancer clinical trials are open to patients of different ages and conditions.

There are clinical trials for different types and stages of cancer.
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Different ways to participate...

There are many ways to participate in research, at different stages of the disease and through different types of clinical trials. Not all clinical trials are about drugs or treatments. For example, some clinical trials study new screening methods that could potentially detect certain types of cancer earlier or prevent them altogether. Here are some examples:


For example:

Provide access to medical information about your health (e.g. fill out a questionnaire about your lifestyle)


For example:

Agreeing to donate blood

Experimental treatment

Fo example:

Participate in a trial that evaluates several types of treatment combined together to see if it improves their efficacy

How can you tell if participating in a clinical trial is an option for you?

I am interested
What are the next steps?

First and foremost, discuss the possibility of participating in a clinical trial with your doctor. If you want to start researching clinical trials on your own, visit :