What is a Clinical Trial?
Clinical trials are scientific studies that test the safety and efficacy of a medical treatment or device in people. Clinical trials can also be designed to study the management and prevention of cancer, ways of diagnosing disease, or the psychosocial aspects of disease.
Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. If your patient is considering taking part in a clinical trial, it is important to discuss the possible benefits and risks. The Canadian Cancer Society has outlined a list of potential benefits and risks that you may find helpful to start this conversation.
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