Clinical trials are used to try and improve ways of treating cancer or reducing possible side effects of treatment. You may be asked if you would like to take part in a clinical trial during your treatment.
Some of the current clinical trials for testicular cancer are investigating the following areas:
- Can family genes increase the risk of testicular cancer.
- Substances in the body which can be used to measure cancer (biomarkers)
- Different doses of chemotherapy given over different periods of time
- Reducing the number of CT scans performed after treatment as follow up scans.
- Reducing treatment
- Comparison of different treatments in specific settings
- Prevention and monitoring of long-term effects of chemotherapy.
If you do agree to take part in a clinical trial, you can still opt out whenever you want without affecting your care or treatment.