Physicians describe what a clinical trial is. Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate new ways to improve treatments and quality of life for people with diseases, like pancreatic cancer. A clinical trial can be part of a number of scenarios and patients can participate in many ways. A clinical trial is how we make progress in cancer research. All the drugs and tools that we have today came about because patients volunteered for clinical trials.
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