Clinical Trials

Key Points

  • Lung cancer clinical trials are carefully monitored research studies. 
  • People who take part in clinical trials for lung cancer receive up-to-date care from experts.

Take action

Include lung cancer clinical trials when you speak with your patients about lung cancer treatment options.

People who take part in clinical trials for lung cancer receive up-to-date care from experts. They contribute to advances in fighting lung cancer. When you explain clinical trials to your lung cancer patients, be sure to tell them they might be randomly selected to the group that does not receive the new lung cancer treatment being tested. If this is the case, they will still receive the best-known standard of care. Either way, they will be closely monitored by a team of doctors treating lung cancer and never treated as just a test subject.

Each time a person with lung cancer faces a treatment decision, it is important to explore all options. We recommend that talk to your patients about lung cancer clinical trials as soon as they are diagnosed and every time they have to make a treatment decision. To find out about studies a person may be eligible for, visit our Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Call to Action.

See these other resources for more information about participating in lung cancer clinical trials:See these other resources for more information about participating in lung cancer clinical trials: