Cancer Clinical Trials: Taking Part in Cancer Treatment Research Studies

Posted: Apr 07, 2010
National Cancer Institute (NCI). 2011 Sep 01.
KEYWORDS: Knowledge/Attitudes/Beliefs, Low Literacy, Consent, Print Media, Cancer, Treatment


This booklet is designed to help educate patients about the basics of clinical trial participation by providing plain-language explanations.


The booklet outlines what patients might expect if they participate in a trial and discusses issues patients should consider when deciding whether to participate. You may want to give it to patients either before or after discussing treatment options to enhance understanding of clinical trials.