Clinical trials research topics like:
“Is a treatment safe? Does it have fewer side effects? Is it more effective or better in any way than the standard treatments?”
They usually evaluate new drugs, different combinations of existing ones, or new ways of administering standard treatments (e.g., taken as a pill instead of intravenously). Clinical trials allow you to access new therapies or new treatment regimens. At some point along the disease trajectory your doctor may suggest you take part in one, which might cause mixed feelings and ambivalence.