Cancer clinical trials

The goal of clinical trials is to determine the effectiveness and safety of a trial drug, a combination of drugs or other treatment. The precise eligibility criteria are set in advance; the patient must satisfy all of them in order to be treated in the trial.

Therefore, we recommend that you or your family members discuss with your attending oncologist whether you fulfill the basic eligibility criteria for the trial. Your attending oncologist can then contact the relevant oncology department where the trial is taking place. However, before admission to a cancer clinical trial and thus the treatment itself, it is still necessary to attend an interview and undergo examination by a doctor at the trial center. It is very probable that some more examinations will be necessary. The details will be explained by your doctor or a so-called clinical trial coordinator of the trial center.

We recommend that patients discuss their eventual participation in a clinical trial with their attending physician/oncologist and do not contact directly the centers where the trial is taking place.

YOU CAN FIND EVERYTHING PATIENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CLINICAL TRIALS IN THIS BROCHURE.

You can find the list of currently ongoing cancer clinical trials in individual clinical trial centers in Slovakia here.