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Frequently Asked Questions: Information for Families

I have mesothelioma and my friend told me about a new drug that is being tested through a clinical trial. How can I find out about all of the available mesothelioma clinical trials?

If you are one of the 3,000 Americans diagnosed with mesothelioma each year, clinical trials may offer the best available treatment as well as the opportunity to receive new, potentially more effective therapies. This website has information regarding clinical trials that is provided to help you locate resources for new mesothelioma treatments. Please contact the individual treatment centers for information about participation.

A clinical trial is one of the final stages of a long and specific cancer research process.  Studies are conducted with cancer patients to determine whether a new approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment is safe and effective.   They are also used to help doctors and pharmaceutical companies find ways to improve a patient’s health and cancer care.

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