Phase I Clinical Trials
|Listen to A. Craig Lockhart, MD, MHS, discuss the importance of clinical trials in a Cancer Connection podcast.
Phase I clinical trials are studies in which patients are treated with new and promising cancer drugs or new combinations of cancer drugs. The goals of these studies are:
- To determine safe doses of these drugs
- To define the side effects of these drugs
- To describe how these drugs are broken down in the body
- To see if these drugs work on human cancers
In general, phase I studies are for patients whose cancers are no longer responding to standard therapies or those whose cancers do not have a standard treatment.
If you are interested in participating in a phase I clinical trial, ask your doctor or nurse if these studies are right for you. For more information, contact Siteman's developmental therapeutics program.