Research and clinical trials

All treatments must be fully researched before they can be adopted as standard treatment for everyone. This is so that we can be sure they work better than the treatments we already use and so we know that they are safe.

Find a clinical trial

Our clinical trials database has open, closed and result summaries of trials in the UK.

What clinical trials are

Trials aim to find out if a new treatment or procedure is safe or better than a current treatment.

How to join a clinical trial

If you see a trial you're interested in, discuss it with your doctor or specialist.

Before you take part

Find out about what researchers should tell you before you agree to take part in a trial.

Research into causes, prevention and diagnosis

Researchers are interested in the causes, diagnosis and prevention of mouth and oropharyngeal cancer.

Research into treatments

Read about the latest UK research and clinical trials looking at treatments for mouth and oropharyngeal cancer.

Research into living with mouth and oropharyngeal cancer

Treatment can sometimes cause side effects that are difficult to cope with. Find out about current UK research looking at what can help.

Last reviewed: 
11 May 2018
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