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Clinical trials are research studies that test new ways to detect, treat or manage health conditions, including cancer. The aim of a clinical trial is to find out whether the new way is safe, whether it works and whether it’s better than the current approach.

People volunteer to be part of a trial – that is, they choose to take part and don’t get paid to do so. But it will not cost you to take part – any additional expenses, such as travel or medicine costs, will be covered by the trial.

Why join a clinical trial?

Joining a clinical trial means that you and your child can contribute to better understanding and treatment of your child’s type of cancer.

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What trials are there right now?

Where to find out more about clinical trials and how you can search for current trials in Australia.

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How can my child join a clinical trial?

For information on eligibility and enrolling in clinical trials.

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published: Sunday, 23 August, 2015