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Fact Sheets: Clinical Trials

Cancer Clinical Trials
(Reviewed: 02/22/2013) - A fact sheet that describes types of clinical trials, who sponsors them, how they are conducted, how participants are protected, and who pays for the patient care costs associated with a clinical trial.

Cancer Clinical Trials at the NIH Clinical Center
(Reviewed: 03/12/2013) - A fact sheet about cancer clinical trials at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Donating Tissue for Cancer Research: Biospecimens and Biorepositories
(Reviewed: 08/31/2010) - A fact sheet that describes the importance of biospecimens and biorepositories in cancer research, and NCI's efforts to increase the availability of high-quality biospecimens. Also explains how patients and others can help support research that uses biospecimens.