International Clinical Trials Day – 20 May 2023

Believe it or not, the first controlled clinical trial took place over 275 years ago when a forward-thinking naval surgeon sought to understand possible treatments for scurvy. Since then, clinical trials have ensured the continued development of safe and effective treatments in all areas of medicine, including blood cancer.

One of the UK’s major cancer research centres, The Christie, has created some short videos around different aspects of clinical trials.

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Did you know the Blood Cancer UK Clinical Trials Support Service can help you learn more about clinical trials which may be available to you?