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Research and Clinical Trials

On occasion, the recommendation from your cancer team may be to enroll you in a clinical trial. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about cancer clinical trials.

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials are research studies where people volunteer to help test new drugs or procedures. These trials help doctors find better ways to prevent and treat cancer as well as manage symptoms of cancer or its treatment.

Are clinical trials safe for someone with cancer?

Yes. Clinical trials offer high-quality cancer care. Patients in clinical trials receive the best known standard of care.

However, every cancer patient's situation is unique. Your oncologist can explain more about the pros and cons of a clinical trial.

Do I have to travel to take part in a clinical trial?

Because of Randolph Health Cancer Center's unique partnership with the Regional Cancer Center at Cone Health, many clinical trials are available for cancer patients right here.

Where can I find out about current clinical trials for people with cancer?

Your oncologist can tell you more.