Research and clinical trials

It is important to understand what clinical trials are. There are also things that you should be told about a clinical trial before taking part. Several clinical trials for head and neck cancer in the UK include nasal and paranasal sinus cancer.


Tests of treatments on patients are called clinical trials. Cancer Research UK supports many UK and international clinical trials.

Find a clinical trial

Find out about current clinical trials and how you can take part.

What clinical trials are

Clinical trials aim to improve diagnosis and treatments and reduce side effects.

Before you take part

Find out what you need to know before you take part in a clinical trial.
Last reviewed: 
07 Dec 2020
Next review due: 
07 Dec 2023
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