Clinical trials are experiments that examine a new treatment type for a certain disease. Via these trials your dog receives access to new treatment options. These new treatments can be varied: new anticancer medication, new surgical techniques, new radiation techniques, etc. Clinical trials are very important in research as they allow the evaluation of new treatment options or treatment procedures in patients for whom the treatment was conceived. These clinical trials are the best method to discover treatments that are possibly more efficacious or have less side effects than current treatment options.
In addition to clinical trials offering access to new treatments, there are also trials that focus on new diagnostic methods (e.g. detection of metastasis) or require a biological sample to further unravel the biology of certain tumour types.