A clinical trial is a research study designed to evaluate a promising new medical treatment. It may involve a new way of preventing, diagnosing and/or treating cancer. Half or more of all Roswell Park patients are eligible to enroll in a clinical trial. Clinical trials may focus on:
- New ways of preventing cancer with drugs, diet and/or exercise
- New ways to better diagnose cancer
- New drugs to treat cancer
- New ways to use existing treatments, such as surgery or radiation therapy
- New ways to improve quality of life for patients with cancer
When the information from a clinical trial shows that the treatment being studied is more effective than standard treatments, the new treatment eventually becomes the new standard of care.
Every treatment that is now FDA-approved began as a treatment being studied in a clinical trial. Patients who enrolled in that clinical trial had access to that treatment before it was FDA-approved and widely available.
Available clinical trials
New clinical trials become available everyday. Talk to your oncologist about which ones might be right for your cancer. Learn more about our current clinical trials involving prostate cancer.Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials