Cancer research is an important part of health care. This booklet has been prepared to help you understand more about clinical research, with a focus on clinical trials.
We hope this booklet helps you make an informed decision about taking part in cancer research. It provides an overview of different types of health research and outlines how to get involved in a clinical trial. It includes practical issues to consider when deciding whether to take part.
We cannot give advice about whether you should join a clinical trial. You need to discuss this with your doctors. However, this information may answer some of your questions and help you think about what to ask the clinical trials team.
This booklet does not need to be read from cover to cover - just read the parts that are useful to you. You may also like to pass this booklet to family and friends for their information.