How do I find cancer trials? National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides an online search tool for cancer clinical trials at cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/clinical-trials. You can ask for help with a search by calling 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237).
Are clinical trials worth it for cancer? Each clinical trial has its own benefits and risks. But for the most part, clinical trials (other than phase 0) have some of the same potential benefits: You might help others who have the same disease by helping to advance cancer research. You could get a treatment that’s not available outside of the trial.
What is the success rate of cancer clinical trials? Right now, more children join clinical trials than adults. More than 60% of children with cancer join a clinical trial. Of these, 75% live a long time after cancer. Fewer than 5% of adults join a cancer clinical trial.
What are some recent breakthroughs in cancer research? But scientists are using artificial intelligence, DNA sequencing, precision oncology and other technologies to improve treatment and diagnosis of the disease. Breakthroughs include the DNA sequencing of more than 12,000 cancer tumours and a new test for diagnosing pancreatic cancer – one of the deadliest cancers.