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Trials aim to find out if a new treatment or procedure is safe, is better than the current treatment or helps you feel better.
Types of clinical trials
Phases of clinical trials
How to find a clinical trial
To join a trial you will usually need to speak to your doctor. Find out what you need to know before taking part.
Who can take part in a clinical trial
Trials for people outside the UK
Find out about what researchers should tell you before you agree to take part.
Advantages and drawbacks
Quality of life studies
Safety in clinical trials
Insurance and clinical trials
How information about you is collected
Giving blood and tissue samples
Look at key questions to ask your doctor about joining a clinical trial.
Find out what happens once a clinical trial has been completed.
What clinical trial results mean
How clinical trial results are used
Find out what is involved in planning and organising a trial.
How clinical trials are funded
How clinical trials are approved
How clinical trials are supervised
How long it takes for a new drug to go through clinical trials
Clinical trials organisations
Our plain English clinical trials database aims to list all cancer trials and studies recruiting in the UK - not only those supported by Cancer Research UK.