The Melanoma TrialFinder aims to help you understand clinical trials and give you the confidence to ask your medical team further questions. You can search for trials based on your location, your type of melanoma or the stage of your melanoma.
- The Melanoma TrialFinder includes trials that are currently available to melanoma patients in the UK, however there may be some that we are not aware of, so please let us know if anything is missing.
- Phase 1 trials are generally not included in the TrialFinder as they often involve small numbers of patients, and it is difficult for us to monitor if they are open or closed. Phase 1 trials are in the very early stages of testing and may be the first time a medicine is given to patients. For this reason, phase 1 trials are carried out at specialist centres called Early Phase Medicine Centres so patients can be monitored carefully. Please do ask your doctor for further information if you are interested in taking part in a phase 1 trial. See about clinical trials for further information on trial phases.
- If you see a trial that is not being run at a hospital close to your home, you may still be able to take part. If you are willing to travel, you can discuss with your doctor who may also discuss this with the company that run the trial to see if travelling to a hospital far away from you is possible.
- Your general health and the type and stage of melanoma will need to be carefully reviewed to check if you are able to take part in a study. If you think that you have found a trial that may be suitable for you, please discuss this with your medical team.
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