The rapidly increasing number of new and more effective therapies for hematologic cancers is the result of clinical trial research. And although more types of immunotherapy treatments are now approved, a clinical trial may offer an option better suited for your diagnosis.
In addition to asking your doctor about available clinical trials, you can research them on your own. Information about numerous clinical trials is at your fingertips online, but navigating online search tools can be frustrating. To help get you started, these screenshots of a mock search site for clinical trials are shown with step-by-step instructions.
Have your exact diagnosis, pathology report and details of previous treatments handy. If you don’t initially find a good fit, keep checking because new clinical trials are continually added. You can still move ahead with your current treatment plan while you search for clinical trials to discuss with your doctor.