Clinical Trial and Its Potential Benefits to Patients

Clinical trials are research studies designed to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and potential benefits of new medical treatments, drugs, or therapies, in human volunteers or research participants before they are widely adopted in clinical practice. Clinical trials progress through a series of phases and each phase has a different purpose in testing the treatment’s safety and efficacy. Through these trials, we are able to identify what works and what does not when analysing new ways to detect, diagnose and treat diseases which helps pave the way for future breakthroughs in cancer therapy.

Clinical trials may also provide access to novel treatment options that may not yet be commercially available, for patients who have exhausted standard lines of treatment options. Some of the newest, most innovative cancer treatments have stemmed from rigorous scientific research, including testing of new medications and procedures through clinical trials. PCC focus predominantly on Phase II and Phase III clinical trials.

Safety & Rights of Patients

All clinical trials conducted are approved by regulatory authorities and periodically reviewed by an Independent Ethics Committee in Singapore.

As a potential trial patient, you will be given an opportunity to review the informed consent form indicating detailed trial information and the potential benefits and risks. Clinical trial participation is entirely voluntary.

Eligibility for Clinical Trials

Eligibility criteria for clinical trials are specific to each study. These criteria may include factors such as age, gender, type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions.

To determine if you are eligible for a clinical trial, please discuss with our doctors and express your interest. Our clinical trial team will review your information, guide you through the next steps if you qualify for any ongoing studies and provide support at every stage of the trial.