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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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After Finding a Trial: Step 10

If You Want to Join a Trial, Schedule an Appointment

If you decide to participate in a clinical trial for which you are eligible, schedule an appointment with the trial coordinator you spoke to during Step 8.

You might also want your doctor to contact the study's principal investigator to further discuss your medical history and overall current state of your health.

  • The principal investigator's name should be listed in the protocol summary.

Your doctor might disagree with your decision to participate in a clinical trial. If so, be sure you understand his or her concerns. You also may wish to seek a second opinion about your treatment options at this time. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what treatment is in your best interest.

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