About Clinical Trials
When you receive a brain tumor diagnosis, you want and deserve to know about all available treatment options. A clinical trial offers new or experimental treatments to qualified brain tumor patients, who volunteer to receive a treatment that otherwise would be unavailable to them.
Knowing how clinical trials are conducted, your rights and protections in a trial, the benefits and risks, as well as how to find information about specific trials can help increase your comfort navigating the clinical trial system.
This service, offered by the American Brain Tumor Association, links brain tumor patients with appropriate clinical trials based on the patient's tumor type and treatment history. TrialConnectR, a free and confidential service administered by EmergingMed, is offered in English and Spanish. Call 877-769-4833 or read more. A single, short, secure questionnaire matches patients to enrollment criteria for over 100 brain tumor clinical trials. EmergingMed staff then help patients connect to the right trial coordinators.