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Clinical Trials for Cancer Abound

Database lists 1800 active clinical trials

(HealthDayNews) -- If you have been diagnosed with cancer or are close to someone who has, a clinical trial could be a life-saver.

PDQ (Physician Data Query), a comprehensive database produced by the National Cancer Institute, enables a search through some 1,800 active cancer clinical trials open to patients worldwide and more than 12,000 closed cancer clinical trials.

If you are considering participation in a trial, you can search PDQ through Cancer.gov. You can also access cancer information summaries that describe the latest advances in screening, prevention, supportive care, genetics, and treatment.

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