Clinical Trials Clinical Resource Areas
Advances in treatments and improved outcomes for oncology patients can be attributed to clinical trials. Clinical trials provide not only the opportunity to gain access to potentially promising new treatment, but also the ability to help future patients. In addition to treatment clinical trials, research in the areas of genetics, diagnoses, supportive care and prevention is ongoing. Oncology nurses are critical to this research process. Oncology nurses are critical to this research process, involved in designing and operationalizing research studies, protecting the rights of patients who choose to participate in research, and safely delivering the treatments.