There are several different types of cancer clinical trials.  Each type of trial is designed to answer different research questions.


Prevention Trials: 

What approaches can prevent a specific type of cancer from developing in people who have not previously had cancer?


Early Detection/Screening Trials:

What are new ways of finding cancer in people before they have any symptoms?


Diagnostic Trials: 

How can new tests or procedures identify a suspected cancer earlier or more accurately?



Genetics Trials:

Can "healthy" genes be used to treat cancer?



Treatment Trials:

What new treatment approaches can help people who have cancer?  What is the most effective treatment for people who have cancer?


Quality-of-Life and Supportive Care Trials:

What kinds of interventions can improve the compfor and quality of life of people who have cancer?


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