Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2681
A cancer research study, often called a clinical trial, involves people that volunteer to help doctors and researchers find better ways to prevent, treat or diagnose diseases such as cancer. There are several types of cancer clinical trials – some test new ways to treat cancer, others test new methods of prevention, detection or diagnosis. Some clinical trials help evaluate and improve the quality of life for cancer patients.
Most clinical research that involves the testing of a new treatment progresses in an orderly series of steps, called phases. Phases allow for safe treatment and later show if it works better than standard treatment.
Clinical trials are usually classified into one of four phases:
For additional information about clinical trials at the Cancer Institute contact us at 732-235-8675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.