Debunking myths about clinical trials from University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center
Advances in medicine are the result of new ideas and approaches developed through research. New cancer treatments must prove to be safe and effective in scientific studies with a certain number of patients before they can be made widely available. Through clinical trials, researchers learn which approaches are more effective than others. This is the best way to test a new treatment. Today’s standard treatments were first shown to be effective in clinical trials. Additional trials will help find new and better treatments.
Recently, the University of Minnesota created a video series that debunks many myths about clinical trials. To view them and learn more about clinical trials, visit http://www.ChildrensCancer.org/Myths.