Hear volunteer Lisa Stanley's story.
Doctors at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center are working hard to find cures, but they can't do it alone. Patients play a vital role in finding better ways to treat cancer by participating in research studies-also known as clinical trials.
Thanks to patients who volunteered for studies, we now have a range of treatments that can cure or delay the progression of cancer for many years. Unfortunately, though, these therapies have their limits: They don't work for everyone.
Clinical trials are critical because they allow doctors to develop the most safe and effective treatments using a methodical, scientifically sound approach. Patients benefit by gaining access to promising new therapies for cancer. A nationwide shortage of research volunteers is slowing progress in the fight against cancer. But you can help.
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Last updated on: Friday, 16-Sep-2011 10:14:00 EDT