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What Are Clinical Trials?

Clinical Trials are Research Studies designed to test new 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.

Why are they important?

  • 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.