Clinical trials are of great importance in the medical field. They are required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before approving new medical therapies for patients with prostate cancer, and they are also determinant to increase knowledge about the disease. This video from TrialReach highlights the role clinical trials play in the fight against prostate cancer.
“About 1 in 7 men will get prostate cancer during his lifetime. It’s the second most frequently diagnosed cancer globally and it will cause nearly 30,000 deaths this year. Researchers are looking for better treatments and for patients to take part in studies,” explains the video published on the Youtube channel of TrialReach, a free online platform that’s transforming the way patients find and match to clinical trials.
“If you have received a prostate cancer diagnosis, you may be eligible to take part,” it continues. “What starts with you answering a few questions could end with a cure.” Clinical trials are not only important for science, but for patients as well, since they are ways to find new and more effective treatments for prostate cancer. In addition, patients can be granted assess to investigational medical treatments, and receive other benefits such as reduced cost or free health care.
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