What’s involved in a clinical trial?

Virtually every advance in cancer survival has been made on the back of clinical trials.

All new medical interventions have to be scientifically proven as safe and effective before they can be put into everyday practice.  This includes treatments and early detection tests for gynaecological cancers.

Trials are designed to:

  • Identify the best possible treatment for a gynaecological cancer; or
  • Demonstrate a better or unique health improvement compared with an existing treatment; or
  • Determine the impact of a treatment on the patient’s quality of life; or
  • Make new discoveries in prevention and early detection of gynaecological malignancies.

Consumer Resource. In this video Consumer Research Panel member Cheryl Waller gives her testimony of partaking in a clinical trial and Associate Professor Alison Brand explains why clinical trials are important to improve clinical practice.