Is a Clinical Trial Right for you?
Sara Duffey is the Lurie Cancer Center's new 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, or your loved one.
E-mail Sara Duffey or call 312.695.1102 if you'd like to talk about cancer clinical trials at Northwestern.
(Last updated on February 6, 2014 )