Clinical trials (also sometimes called “investigational treatment protocols” or just “protocols”) are research studies that test all kinds of procedures, drugs, vaccines and treatment methods with the goal of finding new ways to treat disease – including cancer. People who take part in clinical trials are volunteers. Also, many of the treatments used today are the result of successful trials. For some patients, clinical trials may be a good option, but deciding to take part is an important decision to be made by the patient, their family and physician. At Phoenixville Hospital, we offer access to a number of clinical trials. To find out more, or to see if you’re a good candidate for a trial, please speak with your doctor.