A clinical trial compares the effects of one treatment to another. There are currently many clinical trials involving radiotherapy taking place in the UK.
Your radiotherapy oncologist may invite you to a clinical trial because you meet the criteria for inclusion and it may provide you with better health outcomes compared to current clinical standards.
You may also wish to search for clinical trials that might interest you. If you do find a clinical trial that you feel may be of benefit to you, you should discuss this with your radiotherapy oncologist for further advice and referral.
NHS Choices provides an excellent resource for patients wishing to consider a clinical trial as an option. For further information click here.
This link will take you to the NHS website which publishes information provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Clinical Trials Registry for clinical trials in the UK. For International trials, use the search result filters to view current clinical trials that are recruiting now.
WHO also publishes the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP). Click here to search the database.