You can search for trials based on the type of cancer, the age of the patient, and where the trials are being done.General information about clinical trials is also available.

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The patient versions are written in easy-to-understand, nontechnical language.

Both versions have cancer information that is accurate and up to date and most versions are also available in Spanish. The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Trials are based on past studies and what has been learned in the laboratory.

Each trial answers certain scientific questions in order to find new and better ways to help cancer patients.

During treatment clinical trials, information is collected about the effects of a new treatment and how well it works.

If a clinical trial shows that a new treatment is better than one currently being used, the new treatment may become "standard." Patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial.

The information in these summaries should not be used to make decisions about insurance reimbursement.