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Clinical Trials

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    The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.
  • Understanding Clinical Trials
    "Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. The following frequently asked questions provide detailed information about clinical trials. In addition, it is often helpful to talk to a physician, family members, or friends about deciding to join a trial. After identifying some trial options, the next step is to contact the study research staff and ask questions about specific trials."
  • Cancer Clinical Trials Help
    The nonprofit, Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, helps raise awareness of cancer clinical trials as a treatment option and to dispel the myths. They offer TrialCheck, a free online navigation and matching system linking patients to unbiased cancer clinical trials.
  • CenterWatch
    Provides an extensive list of IRB approved clinical trials being conducted internationally. CenterWatch is a Boston-based publishing and information services company, part of Thomson.
  • The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)
    One of the largest clinical cancer research organizations in the United States, conducting clinical trials in all types of adult cancers

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