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Where can people find more information about clinical trials?

People interested in taking part in a clinical trial should talk with their health care provider. Information about cancer clinical trials is also available from the NCI’s Cancer Information Service (CIS). The CIS is the National Cancer Institute’s link to the public, interpreting and explaining research findings in a clear and understandable manner, and providing personalized responses to specific questions about cancer. Access the CIS by calling 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237), or by using the LiveHelp instant-messaging service.

People also have the option of searching for clinical trials on their own. The clinical trials page of the NCI’s Web site, located at http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/ on the Internet, provides information about clinical trials. Another valuable resource is the NIH’s ClinicalTrials.gov Web site. ClinicalTrials.gov lists clinical trials sponsored by the NIH, other Federal agencies, and the pharmaceutical industry for a wide range of diseases, including cancer and other conditions. This site can be found at http://clinicaltrials.gov/.

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