A clinical trial is a research study that involves people and mesothelioma treatments are among those on the list available for these studies.
Through the use of clinical trials, physicians are able to discover new techniques to help improve treatments and the well-being of those who suffer from mesothelioma.
The United States National Cancer Institute (NCI) carries out clinical trials in order to:
- Treat cancer,
- Find and diagnose cancer,
- Prevent cancer,
- Manage cancer symptoms and side effects from treating it.
Read on to learn more about clinical trials for mesothelioma.
A Breakdown of Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are the last step in an extensive process that starts with laboratory studies. Researchers spend years working to understand a treatment’s impacts on cancer cells in the lab and in animals before it is tested on people in clinical trials. The studies also hope to uncover any side effects that the treatments may produce.
Clinical Trials Are Worth Considering
If you or a loved one suffers from mesothelioma, clinical trials are an option to consider. These trials are available for all stages of cancer.
You may have heard that clinical trials are just for those who have advanced cancer that isn’t responding to treatment. This is false. To search for trials, see Find NCI-Supported Clinical Trials.
We’re Here to Help
If your mesothelioma developed as a result of exposure in your workplace, you may be owed compensation to help recover your losses. We have helped many other people in similar situations and we may be able to help you too.
Contact our experienced team here at Shrader & Associates L.L.P. to learn more about how we can help with your case. Give us a call at (713) 787-3733 or fill out the online contact form to get in touch with a skilled attorney today.