There are genetic differences in prostate cancer for black and white men. Because of these differences only participation in clinical trials can identify, with certainty, how well black men respond to a given treatment.
Cancer specialists are moving towards personalized medicine based on how treatments work for patients based on their genetic make-up. This new treatment approach is defining the future of prostate cancer care and African American men cannot afford to be left behind.
What are the Possible Benefits of Participating in a Clinical Trial?
- It provides another treatment option. You will have access to new innovative treatments (at minimal to now cost) that are not available to people outside of the trial.
- You receive expert medical care that will provide close monitoring of your condition and any changes.
- If the treatment being studied is more effective than the standard treatment, you may be the first to receive this benefit.
- You will help doctors develop new treatments and determine how well they work for all black men.
Written by PHEN.