A dozen new treatments for melanoma have been approved by the FDA since 2011, and that number continues to grow. Clinical trials are key to our progress. There are currently more than 300 melanoma-focused clinical trials recruiting more than 80,000 patients. Yet only one in 20 cancer patients is now enrolled in a clinical trial.
Clinical trials are testing new therapies, studying the ways that melanoma develops and metasticizes, and looking at genomic and other factors that can help determine which treatment is best for which patient. They also offer you the patient the opportunity to receive cutting edge treatments not yet approved by the FDA. If you are a melanoma patient and you possibly can, you should be enrolled in a trial.
Finding a trial has never been easier than with MRA's new Clinical Trial Navigator. Get started below to find a trial that's right for you.
Have questions? Get answers here:
Frequently asked questions about clinical trials
Benefits and risks of clinical trials
Questions to ask your doctor about clinical trials
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