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Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (AYAO) Program

Clinical Trials

Sara Duffey is the Lurie Cancer Center's Clinical Research Recruitment and Education Specialist, providing information about clinical trials and related resources to patients, caregivers and community members.

What are clinical trials? In cancer care, clinical trials are studies that are designed to answer questions about new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Some trials study how certain behaviors or activities such as yoga, exercise, and meditation affect quality of life and wellness. Cancer trials test a wide range of innovative cancer therapies and often provide patients with the most advanced and promising treatment options. Clinical trials may include:

  • • New drugs or vaccines
  • • New ways to do surgery
  • • New ways to give radiation
  • • New combinations of therapies and treatments
  • • New ways to manage the side effects of cancer treatments

Ask your doctor if a clinical cancer trial is right for you.

E-mail Sara Duffey or call 312.695.1102 if you'd like to talk about clinical trials.

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