My name is Christine and I’m 22, living in Perth, Western Australia. I also have been diagnosed with stage one ovarian cancer. In January 2012, I went to the doctor after two months of...Read more
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Resilience - a free guide and personal record for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
"I was shocked and scared when I found out I had ovarian cancer. Everything in my life instantly changed, but this guide helped me put some order and structure back in my life" - CarmelOrder here
A clinical trial is a carefully designed research study that involves people. Each study has a specific aim, which may include finding better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat ovarian cancer — or to find ways of improving a woman’s quality of life during and after treatment.
Treatment for ovarian cancer is constantly being improved and the main way this is done is through clinical trials, where new treatments can be developed and evaluated and compared with current treatments.
Participating in a clinical trial can provide individual women with a better outcome from ovarian cancer, as well as benefiting other women who may eventually receive the treatment being trialed.
Ovarian Cancer Australia's information sheet on clinical trials explains more about clinical trials: what they are, what's involved, different clinical trial phases, benefits and risks, eligibility, questions to ask your doctor or research team and how to find out about current trials.
Download our clinical trials information sheet here.
To review the range of clinical trials currently being carried out, visit the Australian Cancer Trials website, the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry website or the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG) website.
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