Clinical trials

Can and should I take part?

If you are offered treatment as part of a trial, only you can decide what to do. To help you decide, you can read more about what it could involve for you.

  • General information

    Benefits and risks

    There are benefits and risks to taking part in a clinical trial.

  • General information

    Questions to ask

    You may like to ask your doctor or nurse some questions before deciding whether to take part in a clinical trial.

  • General information

    Safety in clinical trials

    Your safety will be closely monitored if you take part in a clinical trial.

  • General information

    Taking part in a trial

    Clinical trials are confidential and you won’t be entered into one without giving your consent.

  • General information

    Finding out about current trials

    You can search online for clinical trials abroad and in the UK or you can speak to your cancer doctor.

  • Breast cancer, DCIS (ductal cell carcinoma in situ)

    Current trials for DCIS

    There are usually different trials for DCIS. Your specialist can tell you whether any are suitable for you.