Some patients with lymphoma are reluctant to take part in clinical trials for fear of getting no treatment at all for their lymphoma. This is simply not true. Patients with lymphoma who participate in lymphoma clinical trials receive the most effective therapy currently available for their condition -- or they may receive lymphoma treatments that are being evaluated for future use. These lymphoma treatments may be even more effective than currently available lymphoma treatments. The only way to determine if the newer treatment is better than currently available treatments is by clinical trial participation.
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The following web sites offer information and services to help you find a lymphoma clinical trial that may be right for you.
This web site, developed by the nonprofit Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, is an unbiased cancer clinical trial matching and navigation service enabling patients to search for cancer trials based on disease and location.
National Cancer Institute
This web site lists more than 6,000 cancer clinical trials, and explains what to do when you find one that you think is right for you.
This web site offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for people with cancer.
This web site lists industry-sponsored clinical trials that are actively recruiting patients.