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Research and clinical trials

All cancer treatments have to be fully researched before they can be used for everyone. This is so we know that they work, they are better than the treatments already available and they are safe. Find out about clinical trials and some of the research looking into rare cancers.

Research into rare cancers

Find out how research into rare cancers is organised across the world.

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.

Before you take part

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

Our Research

Find out how our researchers are discovering new ways to tackle rare cancers.
Last reviewed: 
06 Sep 2019

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