The standard treatment is the best treatment for you that is
currently available. But research is always trying
to improve on current best practice. A clinical
trial might be an option for you if one of the following
- You have already tried the standard treatment and it has not
- You would like to take the chance that you might receive a new
and potentially better treatment than the standard treatment.
- There are no further options for active treatment available to
you and a clinical trial might offer the hope of trying an
experimental treatment which may (or may not) have an effect on
- You want to help people with cancer in the future.
Clinical trials do not always result in a better treatment. The
treatment may not work or it may have many side effects. This
information is still useful as it is important to know whether the
treatments, new or old, work for a particular cancer.