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One of the main benefits of participating in a clinical trial is that you gain early access to promising new treatments and you may experience fewer side effects while taking an active role in your health care. By participating in a clinical trial through the Nebraska Cancer Research Center, you will have the direct support of your loved ones without having to travel elsewhere. You will receive the highest level of patient care, closely monitored by both your oncologist’s staff and NCRC nurses.

While on a clinical trial, you may have some side effects. There are usually side effects with any cancer treatment, including the treatment you will receive while on a clinical trial. We cover these issues in the consent form with you before you make your final decision. Your oncologist and research nurse will closely monitor you while you are on the trial.