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American Cancer Society: What is meant by Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 Clinical Trials?

American Cancer Society: What is meant by Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 Clinical Trials?

What are Clinical Trials? Multiple Myeloma

What are different phases of clinical trial?


Basic science research in Lab provides the foundation of knowledge for Clinical research with human subjects. Clinical research is conducted in Hospitals or Cancer centers with volunteer patients.

This process is sometimes referred as bench-to-bedside research

https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/bench-to-bedside


There are different phases of clinical trials, including Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 Clinical Trials. A Principal Investigator (PI) is the person in charge of conducting a clinical trial. Principal Investigator makes sure Research protocol is conducting as per protocol approved for the study.


There are difference phases of clinical trial involving a new drug or compound that is being studied.

  • Phase I clinical trials: Is the treatment safe?

  • Phase II clinical trials: Does the treatment work?

  • Phase III clinical trials: Is it better than what’s already available?

Types and Phases of Clinical Trials | What Are Clinical Trial Phases? (cancer.org)

Click here to read details on types and Phases of Clinical Trials on American Cancer Society Website





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