Health Tip: Evaluating a New Cancer Treatment
(HealthDay News) -- Before a new cancer treatment is available to the public, it must undergo vigorous evaluation, the American Cancer Society says.
Typically, a new treatment is tested on cancer cells in a laboratory. If testing is deemed successful, there may be testing on animals, followed by testing on people. Ultimately, it must be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
During a clinical trial, research is done on people who volunteer to help doctors find ways to treat a disease or improve care.
The cancer society urges people to consider these factors when evaluating a new therapy:
Copyright © 2019 http://www.healthday.com/. All rights reserved.
The information in this article, including reference materials, are provided to you solely for educational or research purposes. Information in reference materials, are not and should not be considered professional health care advice upon which you should rely. Health care information changes rapidly and consequently, information in this article may be out of date. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional.
|295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854|