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Understanding cancer research trials (clinical trials)

Booklet
Published: 31 May 2018
Next review: 31 May 2021
Edition: 13
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This booklet is about cancer research trials (or clinical trials). It is for anyone who is thinking about taking part in a clinical trial.

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Published: 31 May 2018
Next review: 31 May 2021
Edition: 13

This booklet is about cancer research trials (or clinical trials). It is for anyone who is thinking about taking part in a clinical trial.

About this booklet

This booklet gives information about cancer research trials or clinical trials. Doctors need clinical trials to find new and better ways to treat cancer. Trials can also look at other areas, such as ways of improving your well-being, or better ways of diagnosing or preventing cancer.

Visit our online information on clinical trials.

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