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How to Find a Cancer Treatment Trial: A 10-Step Guide
    Posted: 03/21/2005


Before You Start:
Steps 1-3

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Searching for a Trial:
Steps 4-6

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

After Finding a Trial:
Steps 7-10

Step 7

Step 8

Step 9

Step 10

Diagnosis Checklist

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Searching for a Trial:
Steps 4-6

You have learned what clinical trials are and how they work, talked with your doctor about your interest in clinical trials, and prepared a checklist of key details about your diagnosis. You are now ready to search for clinical trials.

This section will help you to

  • find and search trustworthy lists of ongoing clinical trials
  • compare your Diagnosis Checklist with a trial's eligibility criteria, as provided in the trial's description (also called a protocol summary)
  • identify those trials that might be good options for you
NOTE: It is important to understand the possible biases and limitations of any clinical trials Web site. To learn more, see How To Evaluate Health Information on the Internet: Questions and Answers.

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