Hormone Therapy and Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are on-going research studies that test new methods of cancer treatment that might improve upon standard treatments.

Your health care provider may suggest that you join a clinical research trial involving hormone therapy. You may want to ask about this option remember it is your choice. Clinical trials are carefully designed research studies that test promising new cancer treatments. They study two or more treatments that are known to be effective, to see if one may be better than another.

Patients who take part in the research may be the first to benefit from improved treatment methods. You also can make an important contribution to medical care because the results of the studies may help many people. Patients participate in clinical trials only if they choose and may stop participating at any time. Their care will not be affected if they choose not to participate in a trial.

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