Clinical trials are research studies that investigate potential new drugs, new ways of giving treatments or different types of treatments and compare them to the current standard treatments.
There are often strict rules about who can take part in clinical trials and lots of things you might want to consider before choosing to take part in a clinical trial.
Our Nurse Advisers, Joan and Val, have recorded a podcast to answer some of your questions about clinical trials, including what they are, how they work, and how you can find a clinical trial near you. Their conversation is based on questions asked to our Support Line, but please do get in touch with us if there's anything that hasn't been covered or if you have any other questions.
You can either listen to the podcast below or download the audio file to listen to later.
Clinical trials: your questions answered (16m 32s)
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If you are having trouble downloading the recording and would like a copy to listen to when offline, please email us.
You can also read a transcript of the podcast here: Clinical trials - your questions answered (transcript)
If you have any questions or would like some confidential support or signposting, please get in touch with our Support Line.
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