Clinical trials and research

Cancer research is a vital part of health care. 

There are many types of research about different types of cancer, including clinical trials of new treatments and population studies. Trials and research studies increase our knowledge about cancer and help find improved treatments and better outcomes for people with cancer and their families.

This information aims to help you make an informed decision about participating in cancer research. General information about different types of research is covered. There is also information on how to get involved in a clinical trial or other research. Practical issues to consider are included, and ways you can be assured that Australian research studies are safe and reliable are explained.

This information was last reviewed in May 2015
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