Clinical trials are studies, managed by government agencies, educational institutions, private not-for-profit organizations, or commercial businesses, to develop, produce, and evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and therapies for diseases.
Individuals who participate in research studies are given the opportunity to benefit from treatments that are not currently available to the general public, but have shown promise in previous research.
Risks from participating in a clinical trial vary depending on the study. It is important to understand that not all new treatments produce the desired effect.
Several clinical trials to evaluate prostate cancer have been completed or are currently underway, including the following:
Additional information about clinical trials and ongoing research can be obtained from the National Cancer Institutes' Web site. Visit the link on the Online Resources page of this Web site.
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Online Resources of Prostate Health