Clinical Trials Lead the Way

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You may be able to try some of the newest cancer treatments with the greatest promise. The NCI and other leading cancer research institutions sponsor these treatments through clinical trials.

Clinical trials test and carefully study new treatments under strict oversight to protect the people who join them. Clinical trials can test new methods to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer. People who join clinical trials may be able to get treatments that are more effective than current treatments. And, they may feel good about helping scientists and doctors learn about new ways to treat cancer.

The UNM Cancer Center has about 175 clinical trials open at any time. About 15 percent of the people we treat decide to join a clinical trial. Each clinical trial has a set of conditions that you must meet before enrolling. You will have to talk to your doctor to find out which clinical trials you can join, if any. If you choose to join, our experienced clinical research teams will work closely with you and your doctor while you are in the clinical trial.