We’re committed to our mission of finding new treatments that may help improve the lives of people with cancer. We perform these trials to see if they can help prevent, find, or treat cancer.

Colon and rectal cancers (also known as colorectal cancer) begin as polyps, which are abnormal growths inside the colon or rectum. If not removed, these polyps may become cancerous. Stage IV, or advanced colorectal cancer, means that the cancer cells from the colon or rectum have spread to other parts of the body.

There is a lot to consider when deciding whether to participate in a clinical trial. Any clinical trial includes risks which the study doctor will review with you. Make sure you understand the risks before participating.

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About clinical trials

Learn what clinical trials are, how they work, and if you may be eligible to participate.
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