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Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis by Kim Thiboldeaux, Mitch Golant, Mehmet Oz

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Chapter 7

Clinical Trials

It’s a big decision and it’s not for everyone, but I’m really glad I made it. That’s why I’m here today.

COLORECTAL CANCER SURVIVOR,National Institutes of Health clinical trials participant

bEFORE OR DURING the course of your treatment, your doctor may mention, or you may read about, a clinical trial for a new cancer drug that looks promising for your type of cancer. It is worth considering participation in a clinical trial when there is some reason to believe that a treatment under investigation could be a good option for you.

People participating in clinical trials might be the first to benefit from a new treatment—but 85 percent of cancer patients aren’t even aware that clinical trials are a treatment option for ...

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