Clinical Trials are Research Studies designed to test new treatments and procedures. A Clinical Trial is set up at the end of a long and careful clinical research process in order to test a newly developed drug or procedure which shows promise.
By taking part in clinical trials, cancer patients help doctors to test if new approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment are safe and effective. Due to progress made through clinical trials, many people treated for cancer are now living longer and more cancers are being cured.
Many new drugs or different combinations of existing drugs are in clinical trials worldwide for ovarian cancer.
Details of ongoing Irish Gynaecological Clinical Trials can be found on the All Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group website www.icorg.ie under the clinical trial tab
United Kingdom Clinical Trials Details can be found on http://www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk/default.aspx
Most international clinical trials will be listed on the US National Institutes of Health website on