Mesothelioma is a difficult diagnosis to receive as it’s often fatal. You may be wondering what your options for treatments are, since it is well known that a cure for cancer does not exist yet. As a mesothelioma patient, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical drug trial.
Clinical drug trials are not open to everyone. Only patients who they believe will actually benefit from the drug are selected to participate. If you are selected, you are playing a vital role in finding new and better methods of treating mesothelioma, and even contributing to the discovery of a cure.
There are many clinical trials going on that you may be eligible to participate in. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsors trials through the Cancer Centers Program, the Specialized Programs of Research and Excellence (SPOREs), the Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program, the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU), the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. By sponsoring the trials, they can be made available to patients all across the country.
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