DD, Aged 17

    When people would talk they didn't know what to say which was understandable.  more...


    Mimi - 15 years old

    I lost myself doing stupid things, angry and sad and depressed at everything. I ended up failing my classes, not caring about school, and getting into fights.  more...


    Chelsea - 14 years old

    I stuck my head round the door in the room mum was in, and she looked really ill. I couldn't understand what was happening - one minute my mum was fine and the next she was ill.  more...


    Clair - aged 14

    Something I wish is I could just have one more day with my dad! - to tell him how much I love him and how sorry I am for all the bad things I have said and done to him!  more...


    Nicole - 17 years old

    This time the doctors are unable to operate. He has already had 6 sessions of chemo and is having another 6 sessions. I cannot help feeling I may lose him.  more...


    Rirrif - 15 years old

    I have been staying with my dad because my mom doesn't want me around when she is sick, which is all the time. My dad works at night so I spend a lot of time alone since I'm not with my mom. I'm afraid she is going to die and I'll blame myself for not being there more. more...


    HT - 13 years old

    She has been so strong about this and is keen to put it all behind her.  more...

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are when new drugs or treatment methods are tried out on real patients. For example, when a drug has been developed and tested in laboratories it has to go through a clinical trial before it can be used as a standard treatment.

When a drug is ready for a clinical trial, it has already been through many tests in laboratories and we know enough about the drug in order to safely give it to humans.

What we need to find out more about in clinical trials is how much of a new drug is the best dose for a person, what the side effects are and whether the new drug works better than the old ones that are being used.

Clinical trials have very strict regulations to make sure that people taking part are not at any risk during the trial. People in clinical trials are always checked and watched carefully by doctors and nurses to make sure that they are OK and to see how the treatment is working.

If you want to find out more we have linked to Maggie’s CancerLinks where you will be signposted to high quality information about clinical trials.

Please get in touch with us if you have any worries or questions related to cancer.

Page updated 17 July 2017