Prostate Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

23. Are there other options for someone with prostate cancer?

Some prostate cancer patients take part in studies of new treatments. These studies -- called clinical trials -- are designed to find out whether a new treatment is safe and effective. Often, clinical trials compare a new treatment with a standard one so that doctors can learn which is more effective. People with prostate cancer who are interested in taking part in a clinical trial should talk with their doctor.

For information on cancer clinical trials and to find current trials, visit Clinical Trials Information for Patients and Caregivers or www.clinicaltrials.gov.