Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision.
Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find
whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective. Participants in
clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain
access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help
others by contributing to medical research. All clinical trials have guidelines
about who can participate. Researchers use protocols with defined criteria
to identify appropriate participants and maintain safety standards.
We have ongoing clinical trials for cancer treatment and prevention. For more
information about UNC trials for any cancer site, please call 919-966-4432
or (toll free) 1-877-668-0683.
Learn more about clinical trials - what they are and why patients should participate in them - from N.C. Cancer Hospital Physician-in-Chief Richard
Goldberg, MD. Watch his video interview on Cancer.Net.