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A Clinical Trial is part of some research to find out more about a disease or a new way of treating it.

This page gives you information about the work we do to find new treatments for cancer.

Clinical Trial is some research to find out more about a disease or a new way of treating it.

This page gives you information about the work we do looking for new treatments for cancer.

What we do

Trials are very important in the fight against cancer. The trials help us:

  • get more information about cancer
  • create better cancer treatments
  • find new ways to recognise and control the symptoms of cancer potentially develop cures

There are many benefits to taking part:

  • a better long-term outcome
  • you take an active role in your treatment plan
  • you have the chance to help others by improving cancer treatment
  • However, drawbacks could include:
  • unexpected side-effects from the new treatment
  • extra hospital visits may be required
  • new treatment may not be any more effective than the standard treatment.

All our patients are given the chance to take part in clinical trials. A doctor or nurse will explain the aim of the trial, what is involved and what is expected. You don't have to take part in a trial. It is a decision you should make having discussed you should make having discussed things fully with your doctor or nurse.

Click here for information on Research & Development within our hospital