This fact sheet is for anyone affected by prostate cancer who wants to find out more about taking part in a clinical trial - a type of medical research. 

Last updated: November 2015
To be reviewed: April 2019


Updated: November 2015 | Due for review: November 2018

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This is for men who are thinking of going on a clinical trial to treat their prostate cancer.


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