BETHESDA, Md--The National Cancer Institute has published a new brochure and opened a new website, both designed to encourage cancer patients to enroll in clinical trials. "Taking Part in Clinical Trials: What Cancer Patients Need to Know" provides an overview of cancer treatment trials and answers questions that patients might have about them. Novartis Pharmaceuticals provided partial funding for the pamphlet.
NCI says its newest website is intended to meet the need "for accessible, far-reaching, and up-to-date information on cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment research." Information on the brochure and about joining a treatment trial is available by calling 1-800-4-CANCER or by visiting the website at http://cancertrials.nci.nih.gov.