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Types of Clinical Trials
Prevention Trials prevent a condition before it occurs.
Diagnostic/Screening Trials find new ways to detect or monitor a condition before symptoms develop; a good idea for people at high risk for conditions that run in families (ie, prostate cancer, male patients with sons > 40 years old).
Treatment Trials make up the majority of clinical trials. These new approaches to treatments can be:
New forms or combinations of surgery
Chemotherapy or other drugs (new drugs or currently approved drugs used at different doses, times, or in combination with other drugs)
New areas of cancer treatments (vaccines, gene therapy)
Psychological Supportive Care Trials find ways to improve comfort and enhance quality of life for patients (live better, not necessarily longer).
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