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Clinical trials are research studies in which people, either with a high risk for cancer or diagnosis of the disease, help physicians find ways to improve healthcare and cancer treatment. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer as well as improve quality of life for cancer survivors.
More than 100 scientists, physicians, nurses, social workers and technologists at the Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center are dedicated to advancing cancer care and treatment through clinical trials.
Standard therapy does not help all cancer patients. In addition, researchers at IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center continue their search for new treatments and, hopefully, new cures. Today’s clinical trials are tomorrow’s standard therapies.
Clinical trials may be an option for you. Read more about clinical trials in this section and how to find available trials near you.