Scientists are constantly learning more about cancer and how to treat it through research. Patients are often invited to take part in clinical trials to help with research.
There are different types of clinical trials
Interventional clinical trials are designed to understand
Early phase clinical trials using the newest of treatments are carried out locally at Newcastle in the Sir Bobby Robson Clinical trials unit. These trials are generally used when patients have recieved other treatment options available to them.
You may wish to ask your cancer doctor or specialist nurse if there are any clinical trials that would be suitable for you to take part in.
Click here to watch a video from a member of our cancer research team
These links to websites provide some more information about clinical trials
Cancer clinical trials and research - Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (newcastle-hospitals.nhs.uk)