We study health and illness by conducting clinical trials. At UVA, our research has resulted in discoveries, treatments and advanced procedures that have helped to improve medicine here and around the world.
A clinical trial is a type of clinical research study. First, doctors study a new treatment in the lab. If a new treatment shows promise, doctors then test the treatment in people via a clinical trial. Learn more about how clinical trials work.
Covers things you should know and think about when deciding to take part in a cancer treatment clinical trial.
Part 1 of a National Cancer Institute cancer clinical trials educational video created for people who are considering participation in a trial. The video explains and answers common questions about the types of clinical trials, how they are conducted, and factors to think about when deciding whether or not to participate in a trial. The video also features actual patients who share their reasons and decisions about participating in cancer clinical trials.
To learn more about clinical trials from the patient resources of the National Cancer Institute, click or touch Learn More below:
This important service is provided by a collaboration between UVA Cancer Center and The CancerHelp Institute, an official Content Distribution Partner of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). UVA Cancer Center Learning Resource Center.