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Clinical trials help to move basic scientific research from the laboratory into treatments for people. By evaluating the results of these trials, we can find better treatments and ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancer. 
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" I am diagnosed with cancer. Where can I obtain answers to my questions?" - Get answers of your questions of cancer trials from a board-certified oncologist. 

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General

Taking Part in Clinical Trials: What Cancer Patients Need to Know - A booklet from the National Cancer Institute provides information on clinical trials for cancer patients and their caregivers. 

New Choices in Cancer Care: Cancer Trials - Provides general information and news of cancer trials for both patients and healthcare professionals. 

Centerwatch.com -  provides a near complete list for trials for different types of cancer categorized by cancer type 

 

Trials


Search for Clinical Trials - This link enables you to search the NCI clinical trial database. 

Clinical Trials Group - Listing of all current trials, results, news, announcements, and publications from NCI of Canada.

MedCell Biologics - A biopharmaceutical company which is currently conducting an investigational study directed towards the development of a new non-toxic method to treat cancer. MedCell Biologics is looking for volunteers with cancer who are willing to donate blood for this important research.

CyberMedTrials.com - Provides a comprehensive database of clinical trials, with descriptions and discussions directed towards the cancer patients and their friends.

 

Organizations

Cancer and Leukemia Group B - CALGB is one of three multidisciplinary cooperative cancer treatment groups funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group - ECOG is one of the major cancer study group of United States.

North Central Cancer Treatment Group - NCCTG is an affiliation of approximately 20 community clinics throughout the United States with a research base located at Mayo Cancer Center in Rochester, Minnesota. 

RTOG - Radiation Therapy oncology Group. 

Pediatric Oncology Group - National collaborative research group for childhood cancers.

Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) - The primary mission of the Southwest Oncology Group is to make progress in the prevention and cure of cancer through clinical research. 
 
Support 

Cancer Trials Support Unit
Providing physicians and patients access to innovative cancer treatment through NCI sponsored clinical trials.

A Guide to Understanding Informed Consent - Learn about potential risks and benefits of the trial as well as their rights and responsibilities.

Cancer Research Foundation of America - A national, non-profit health foundation with a single mission: the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education.

American Association for Cancer Research - The AACR was founded to facilitate communication and dissemination of knowledge among scientists and others dedicated to the cancer problem
 
Other

Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects Database - A comprehensive resource for those wishing to keep abreast of ongoing research in cancer and other diseases.

Benefits and Risks  - What are some benefits and risks of being part of a research study?

Clinical Trials and Insurance Coverage - A Resource Guide - A guide to information about insurance coverage of the patient care costs associated with clinical trials.
 
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Cancer Support Group Mailing List - This is a mailing list for general cancer information, include lung cancer.

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Top 10 Questions after Cancer Diagnosis - Virtual Hospital provides this informative lecture hitting all the major points about diagnosis and treatment.
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