Clinical trials are conducted to find out if new cancer treatments are safe and effective or better than the standard treatment. Many of today's standard treatments for cancer are based on earlier clinical trials. Patients who take part in a clinical trial may receive the standard treatment or be among the first to receive a new treatment that may improve the way cancer is treated in the future. Even when clinical trials do not lead to effective new treatments, they often answer important questions and help move research forward.
Ask your doctor if you may be a candidate for a clinical trial and for suggestions about clinical trials that would be appropriate for your gynecologic cancer treatment plan. Mount Sinai has a various clinical trials program for gynecologic cancer. We are actively enrolling patients in a number of current studies.