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.

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Talk to your doctor if you are interested in a lung cancer clinical trial.

Lung cancer clinical trials test how well new medical approaches work in people. Each study answers scientific questions and tries to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat lung cancer. 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. If you participate in a lung cancer clinical trial, you might be randomly selected to the group that does not receive the new lung cancer treatment being tested. If this is the case, you still will receive the best-known standard of care. Either way, you will be closely monitored by a team of doctors 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 you consider clinical trials for lung cancer as soon as you are diagnosed and every time you have to make a treatment decision. To find out about lung cancer studies you 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: