Mayo Clinic has several ongoing clinical trials investigating the use of chemotherapy, concurrent preoperative and postoperative chemoradiation and other novel therapies for cancer. These clinical trials include testing new strategies and new medications with the goals of either making surgery more successful, improving outcomes in patients with no surgical options, or allowing cancer treatment in general to be better tolerated.
Clinical trials are research studies that test new ways to detect, prevent or treat disease. Mayo Clinic conducts more than 3,000 clinical trials and research studies each year and often coordinates national clinical trials with other medical centers.
Learn more about clinical trials and whether Mayo Clinic may be conducting a clinical trial related to your condition or procedure.