|Taking Part in Cancer Treatment Research Studies |
If you have cancer, you may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Clinical trials are a treatment option for many people with cancer. These pages explain cancer treatment clinical trials and provides some things to think about when deciding whether or not to enroll.
What Are Clinical Trials?
Who Can Join a Clinical Trial?
Deciding to Take Part in Clinical Trials
The National Cancer Institute, drug companies, medical institutions, and other organizations sponsor clinical trials. Clinical trials take place in many settings, such as cancer centers, large medical centers, small hospitals, and doctors' offices.
The National Cancer Institute maintains the most complete database of cancer clinical trials in the country. This database is called PDQ®. The following resources from the National Cancer Institute can help you search PDQ® and see if there is a trial for your type and stage of cancer.
National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service
Toll-free: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Answers questions about cancer clinical trials and cancer-related services and helps users find information on the NCI Web site. Provides NCI printed materials.
Chat online: www.cancer.gov/help
Nebraska Sources for Clinical Trials
Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium
Alegent Health Cancer Center
Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center
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