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Clinical trials are research studies in which patients help doctors find ways to improve health and cancer care. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. It is designed to show how a particular anticancer strategy - a promising drug, a gene therapy treatment, a new diagnostic test or a possible way to prevent cancer - affects the people who receive it.

The doctors at Cancer Institute of Florida, in collaboration with doctors at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, use clinical trials to answer scientific questions and find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose and treat cancer. Clinical trials are the best way for our doctors to learn what cancer treatment works best.

Each trial offers its own opportunities and risks, but many people find that all clinical trials offer these benefits in common:

  • Health care provided by leading physicians in the field of cancer research
  • Access to new drugs and interventions before they are widely available
  • Close monitoring of your health care and any side effects
  • A more active role in your own health care
  • If the approach being studied is found to be helpful, you may be among the first to benefit
  • An opportunity to make a valuable contribution to cancer research

The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute is one of the most active clinical trial sites in the state and has received multiple honors for improving care through their clinical trials.

If you're thinking of participating in a clinical trial, knowing all you can about clinical trials can help you make a more informed decision. You can view a list of the current, open clinical trials on the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute website.