A cancer clinical trial is a carefully designed experiment to test whether a new treatment is safe to use in humans and whether it is eﬀective in treating cancer. We have made a lot of improvements in recent years in treating cancer, and they have all come about due to clinical trials.
We have reviewed our data and found that patients from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background are less likely to take part in cancer clinical trials – this is similar across the world. We have produced this pamphlet to help you understand the importance of clinical trials and to make it simple to understand. If you have further questions, please discuss them with your medical oncologist who will be happy to talk to you about trials.