Finding out about current trials

There may be trials looking at new drugs or different chemotherapy drugs to treat advanced melanoma. Some of these trials may test different combinations of drugs to see whether the combination is more effective than either drug given alone.

Most trials have very specific entry criteria. It’s only possible to take part in the trial if you fit the criteria. For example, you may need to have tried certain treatments first. Or the melanoma cells may need to have certain characteristics for a specific trial drug to be used. Your doctor will let you know about any trials that may be suitable for you.

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Questions to ask

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

Taking part in a trial

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