Clinical Trials are now regarded worldwide by cancer experts as the cutting edge in terms of cancer treatment because they not only offer people with cancer the opportunity to get what is currently the best standard treatment, but also to get new drugs that are potentially better than current treatments.
A Clinical Trial is set up at the end of a long and careful clinical research process in order to test a newly developed drug or procedure which shows promise.
By taking part in clinical trials, cancer patients help doctors to test if new approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment are safe and effective.
Due to progress made through clinical trials, many people treated for cancer are now living longer and more cancers are being cured.
Cancer has touched every family in Ireland and in most cases more than once. It is vital that we all work together to improve the future for Irish cancer sufferers.
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