Clinical trials: sources of information and support

You may find it helpful to talk through the trial with someone who is not directly involved in your clinical care.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Provides free information and emotional support for people living with cancer, and information about UK cancer support groups and organisations. Offers free confidential information about cancer types, treatments and what to expect. They also have details about current UK trials.

Cancer Research UK

Trained cancer nurses can give information and support relating to cancer and its treatments. Publications are available and their patient information website, www.cancerhelp.org.uk has information on specific cancers. Click on ‘Clinical Trials’ icon on this website home page to access up to date details on current UK clinical trials.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)

NICE provides guidance for healthcare professionals, and patients and their carers that will help to inform their decisions about treatment and healthcare.