What is a clinical trial? Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors find ways to improve health and cancer care. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat cancer.
Why are there clinical trials?
A clinical trial is one of the final stages of a long and careful cancer research process. Studies are done with cancer patients to find out whether promising approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment are safe and effective. For more details about clinical trials, you can visit the National Cancer Institute's clinical trials information page.
Using these pages
Selecting Open, Closed, or Published will take you to a Search page that will allow you to specify a number of selection criteria in order to obtain the desired information on the desired study or group of studies. Open protocols are those that are presently available to new patients who meet the eligibility criteria. Closed protocols have reached the number of participants required to meet the study objectives, and are no longer accepting new participants. Published protocols are those in which the scientific data has been analyzed and the conclusions reached have been submitted to peer-reviewed journals and other publications.
SWOG Publications Page
Our SWOG Publications Page contains a list of Publication of SWOG Study Results, Group Publication Policies, and Cancer Research Societies, Journals, and Abstract Submission Information.