This section aims to provide patients, their family and friends, and the general public with information about clinical trials, how they are carried out and what it is like to take part in a trial.

Clinical trials are studies which require human participants to test new treatments, or make changes to existing ones, by comparing one type of treatment with another before these treatments can be approved for use.

There are many things to think about when considering taking part in a clinical trial. These include the need to travel to the centre running the trial and the need to join a waiting list for some trials. Therefore, if you are considering taking part in a clinical trial we would encourage you to use this information, and the Bone Cancer Research Trust's list of Currently Recruiting Trials, to discuss your options and the clinical trials available to you with your oncologist.