WHAT IS A CLINICAL TRIAL?
Clinical trials are human research studies that test new drugs or treatments in a lab environment to compare their impact to current, standard treatments. Human testing only occurs if pre-clinical research findings indicate the treatment is effective and safe. Clinical trials are standard practice in cancer treatment for children, adolescents and young adults. About 60% of children with cancer are enrolled in a trial, as opposed to less than 5% of adult patients. Search for open trials, here.