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Clinical Trials

What Are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. They are the final step in a long process that begins with research in a lab and animal testing. Many treatments used today are the result of past clinical trials.

In cancer research, clinical trials are designed to answer questions about new ways to:

  • Treat cancer
  • Find and diagnose cancer
  • Prevent cancer
  • Manage symptoms of cancer or its treatment

These studies are designed to answer questions about new treatments or new ways of using an old treatment and how well they work. These trials test many types of treatments, such as new:

  • Drugs or vaccines
  • Ways to do surgery or give radiation therapy
  • Combinations of treatments

Many treatments used today are the results of past clinical trials.

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Contact Information

Nebraska Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Nebraska Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-4411
Fax: (402) 471-6446
Email: NebraskaCARES@dhhs.ne.gov

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