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Mesothelioma clinical trials are conducted to test the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and treatment methods. They are performed on patients who voluntarily opt to take part in these studies. Patients often participate in these trials to give themselves a chance to secure more advanced treatment methods, which may eventually improve their life expectancy.
Participation in a mesothelioma clinical trial comes with its own set of concerns. The positives are that these studies are conducted at large cancer research centers equipped with the most-advanced infrastructure and some of the leading minds in the field of cancer research. Patients are at best given a chance of receiving the innovative treatment methods and best-in-class drugs (otherwise not available in the market) that may enhance their life expectancy.
Alternatively, since these trials are conducted in large, city-based research centers, participants may be required to travel for long hours until the trial concludes. Also, mesothelioma clinical trials do not always guarantee a positive result. To decide what is best for you, talk to your doctor and medical team.
Most clinical trials have eligibility requirements and participant guidelines based on the nature of the study. Because of that, not everyone may take part in every trial. Some trials may require testing on mesothelioma patients who have unsuccessfully tried other treatment methods, while others only treat patients who have had no prior treatment. A reputable mesothelioma doctor will look into what trials are most appropriate for each patient.
Mesothelioma clinical trials are divided into unique types called phases:
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