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Cancer is overwhelming
Learning about clinical trials shouldn't be
After a cancer diagnosis, people often struggle with difficult choices.
Understanding available options in order to make these choices can be overwhelming.
And there's one potential option many people know little about - clinical trials.
Quote Up Icon Foremost, I'm doing this for me and my family. Secondarily, I'm doing this to advance the
treatment options. Every treatment we have is available because someone took it in a clinical trial.
By participating in clinical trials, I honor those before me and improve treatments for those to come. Quote Down Icon
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Clinical trials. Expand your options
Inform your choice
Clinical trials
Expand your options
Inform your choice
A clinical trial may or may not be right for you or a loved one.
You, alongside your support network, should make that decision.
To help make the decision easier, Lilly TrialGuide provides information about cancer clinical trials.
Use this information to explore whether a clinical trial is the right fit for you.
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Explore research by cancer type
View research information just for your type of cancer. Learn about clinical trial participation, get information about different research areas, hear from clinical trial participants, and find available Lilly clinical trials.

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Search for Lilly clinical trials in your area, including those available for lung, stomach, and other cancers.

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Getting started with cancer clinical trials
A clinical trial is a scientific study that helps to answer questions such as:
  • How much drug can be given safely?
  • How is the treatment distributed,

    broken down and passed out of the body?

  • Does the treatment help the disease of interest?
  • • How much drug can be given safely?
  • • How is the treatment distributed,

    broken down and passed out of the body?

  • • Does the treatment help the disease of interest?
Clinical trials can also be called clinical studies,
or clinical research. All clinical trials have
certain things in common, which are described in
the section below.
Clinical trials can also be called clinical studies
or clinical research. All clinical trials have
certain things in common, which are described in
the about clinical trials section - click the button below.
But cancer clinical trials can be a bit different
than clinical trials for other conditions.
To quickly learn key details about cancer clinical
trials - from payment to placebo to participation
and more - click the link below.
Cancer clinical trials can be a bit different than clinical trials for other conditions.
To quickly learn key details about cancer clinical
trials - from payment to placebo to participation
and more - click the button below.
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Hear from cancer clinical trial participants
People like you have been right where you are now, wondering if they should consider a cancer clinical trial.
Hear how others made the decision to participate in a clinical trial and what their experiences were like.
Quote Up Icon The side effects have been significant, and I travel almost three hours every two weeks to receive my infusions. I now have hope that I will continue to be around to enjoy life with my wife and family. Quote Down Icon
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Quote Up Icon I feel that my contributions are valued by the clinical trial staff. I receive prompt feedback on my queries and observations. I think they appreciate that I am thorough and take my role in a clinical trial seriously. We all have the same goal: to learn the effectiveness of this treatment – good or bad. Quote Down Icon
Quote Up Icon An added benefit was that I met other people who were in my trial. We soon became lasting friends as we shared experiences of treatment and our caregivers also formed a close bond. Quote Down Icon
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LillyOncology.com
The Lilly Oncology website provides information and links to resources for those
living with cancer. Understand how cancer is diagnosed and treated – and what you
might expect along the way.
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The Hero's Journey
Lilly invited hundreds of clinical trial participants, their loved ones, and researchers to participate in
the creation of a sculpture symbolizing the participant journey. Learn about the Hero's Journey
project and view the sculpture.
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Lilly Oncology on Canvas
Since Lilly Oncology on Canvas (LOOC) began in 2004, over 4400 people have shared their
cancer stories through art and narrative. Learn about LOOC and view the collection of pieces
in the art gallery.
Thank you to members of the Smart Patients community for offering your thoughts, opinions and feedback which contributed to this website. Thank you to Gilles Frydman for the photographs and to the cancer patients who agreed to be the subjects of his work for this website.

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