What are Clinical Trials?

Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are the standard of care for cervical cancer; however, as new treatments emerge, they are tested through clinical trials.

Clinical trials are research studies that use human volunteers to test how well new medical approaches work in people with cancer or other diseases. Clinical trials are important options for all patients at all stages of their disease and treatment, including early stage, advanced cancers, and for those experiencing recurrence.

This research is important to the discovery of new and better therapies and medications. Through participation in a clinical trial, patients have the chance to receive the latest and most innovative medicines that experts think might hold promise for better outcomes.

If you are interested in exploring clinical trials, check out the SHARE Clinical Trial Navigation Service.

We hope the information provided has helped answer some of your questions. We encourage you to attend our educational programs where you can learn more about cervical cancer and ways to navigate this diagnosis, or join our support groups, where you can connect with others who have faced similar circumstances. Please call our Helpline if you have any questions regarding HPV or cervical cancer or would like to speak with other survivors. SHARE is here to help you every step of the way.

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