Questions to Ask When Considering a Clinical Trial

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Clinical trials are an integral part of cancer research, as today’s trials are tomorrow’s treatments. The United States Congress declared the month of May National Cancer Research Month. It is a time to raise awareness about the importance of cancer research, and today, May 20 is International Clinical Trials Day. People often have many questions … Continued

Clinical Trials are Leading to New Breakthroughs in Cancer Therapies

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Breakthroughs in cancer therapies have been gaining momentum over the last few years, and particularly in 2014 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 19 new cancer drugs. Sarah Cannon, HCA’s global cancer enterprise, was instrumental in advancing 13 of these new therapies through clinical trials prior to their original FDA approval. Over … Continued

What to Know About Clinical Trials

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What are clinical trials? Clinical trials, also known as medical research studies, are carefully designed tests of medicines and treatment options under the supervision of a physician. These studies rely on people, called study participants, to try the new medicine or treatment that may have fewer side effects, or provide an effective treatment that is … Continued