Anne Li 5/20/17
Clinical trials are a way for doctors and scientists to work out if new tests and treatments are safe, and if they’re better than what’s already available. Trials couldn’t happen without patients selflessly volunteering to take part. That’s why on International Clinical Trials Day 2017, Cancer Research UK is celebrating the heroes who take part in clinical trials. But patients aren’t the only heroes involved in clinical trials. Behind the scenes, there’s a team of people working tirelessly to make trials happen. To find out more, they spoke to 4 people involved in different aspects of our National Lung Matrix Trial. And over the next 4 days, they’ll feature their stories to learn more about what they do and how clinical trials couldn’t happen without them.
See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/05/20/behind-the-scenes-with-the-unsung-heroes-of-cancer-clinical-trials-part-1/