Questions for Your Doctor About Clinical Trials

For more information on clinical trials at Fox Chase Cancer Center, or to find a study, call

Resources and Education for Patients and their families

The Resource and Education Center

Cancer Questions?
Call 215-214-1618
or send a secure e-mail.
Connect with a cancer education specialist for answers to your
cancer-related questions.
Learn what the REC has to offer »

Physicians click here for more detailed information

Why participate in clinical trials?
Learn More »

NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center Fox Chase is designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Learn why this distinction is important in the level of cancer care you can expect. Read more »

Types of Cancer

Types of Cancer

Find information about cancer types and their treatments.
Read more »

Ask How Cancer Research May Apply to You

Before you volunteer to participate in a clinical trial, you may want to ask your doctor questions about the study and your treatment. Some suggestions include:

  1. What are you trying to learn from the study?
  2. What do doctors know already about the cancer treatments being studied?
  3. What treatments and tests will I get during this clinical trial?
  4. Who will be in charge of my care during the study?
  5. What are the differences between what I would get on this treatment and the standard treatment you would recommend?
  6. What are the benefits and risks?
  7. How will this clinical trial affect my daily life?
  8. How long will the study last?
  9. What will I be asked to pay?
  10. How will I know if the study was successful?

For more information about clinical trials at Fox Chase Cancer Center or to find a study, call 1-888-FOX CHASE (1-888-369-2427).