New drugs and treatment approaches are constantly being developed and researched. New combinations of different strategies and therapies, as well as the development of new drugs, are constantly being trialled and tested to see if they can further improve treatment options for men with advanced prostate cancer and their quality of life.
Clinical trials are research studies that investigate a new test, treatment or medical procedure to find better ways to treat cancer. Some clinical trials compare new treatments with standard treatments or look at new combinations of treatments or new ways of giving treatments. You may or may not be eligible to take part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for your needs.
For more information about clinical trials, see Understanding Clinical Trials and Research – A guide for people affected by cancer (Cancer Council NSW) and, the Australian Cancer Trials website (www.australiancancertrials.gov. au – Cancer Australia), a consumer friendly website about clinical trials conducted in Australia.