Pancreatic Cancer Health Center
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Doctors all over the world are conducting many types of clinical trials (research studies in which people volunteer to take part). Clinical trials are designed to find out whether new treatments are safe and effective.
Doctors are studying new drugs, other treatments, and their combinations, including combinations of surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and radiation therapy.
Even if the people in a trial do not benefit directly, they may still make an important contribution by helping doctors learn more about cancer of the pancreas and how to control it. Although clinical trials may pose some risks, doctors do all they can to protect their patients.