Cancer clinical trials are research studies that involve people who either have or are at risk of getting cancer. The goal of these studies is to find better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer so that people can live better and longer. The studies also give researchers more information about reducing cancer risk in healthy people.
Treatment guidelines are developed from the results of clinical trials. Doctors across the U.S. and around the world follow these guidelines so that they can deliver the best possible treatment to their patients.
Every WM treatment used today is a result of clinical trials and the people who took part in them. That is why it is so important to continue this research. The IWMF supports clinical trials because it recognizes that major advances in the treatment or cure of WM can occur only with the participation of WM patients in clinical trials.
Additional information about clinical trials can be found here .
The IWMF Clinical Trial Policy can be found here .
Clinical trials for WM can be found at the National Institutes of Health clinical trials website, www.clinicaltrials.gov. If you want to do a general search of such clinical trials, begin typing Waldenstrom in the "Condition/Disease" Search box, and you should see a dropdown menu of conditions to choose from that include Waldenstrom's. You can click on the box "Find a study to participate in" if you want to see only those trials that are currently recruiting participants, or you can click on the box "Search all studies" to see all clinical trials, including those that have not yet begun recruiting or that are now closed. You can narrow your search by using the "Country" Search box; if you choose the United States, an additional Search box will open to allow you to search by State. You can view trials of particular drugs or view an individual trial by its assigned NCT number if you use the "Other Terms" Search box.