Clinical Trials

For anyone thinking about cancer treatment, clinical trials are an option. Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. They are an option for all stages of cancer.

Cancer research has led to real progress in the treatment of leukaemia. Because of research, adults and children with leukaemia can look forward to a better quality of life and a better chance of living longer. Doctors continue to search for new and better ways to treat leukaemia.

Like all other treatment options, clinical trials have possible benefits and risks. But, by looking closely at all options, including clinical trials, you are taking an active role in a decision that affects your life.

Even if you don’t benefit directly from the treatment being studied, you may still make an important contribution by helping doctors learn more about leukaemia and how to control it. If you’re interested in being part of a clinical trial, talk with your doctor.

  • What clinical trials are and why they are important
  • How your safety is protected
  • Who pays for clinical trials
  • What to think about if you’re deciding whether to take part in a clinical trial
  • What to ask your doctor