Cancer Resource Guide - Research
Research in cancer can be done through a number of different types. Clinical research is usually done on humans. Clinical trials are done in different phases based on knowledge of the effects and benefits of the drug or device. There are the NIH/NCI sponsored clinical trials. There are pharmaceutical company trials that are funded by the company. There are in-house protocols where the clinical trial is done at a single or multiple institutions. In any clinical trial, participants can be enrolled at one single institution or may be enrolled at many sites, either nationally or internationally. Research can also be done on animals or cells.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
NCI has a wealth of information on cancers in general and also has very specific information. It has information for men, women and children. It also has information about clinical trials, statistics, research, and the latest news on cancers.
National Institutes of Health
The NIH website, www.clinicaltrials.gov has information about federally and privately supported research in human volunteers.
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