Nearly every cancer treatment available today exists because of a clinical research study, also known as a clinical trial.
In a clinical trial, doctors evaluate a new therapy or a therapy combination. They see if it is more effective than the best methods we use now. Your treatment team also can get information about your care plan from a clinical trial.
Joining a clinical trial is voluntary. The choice is entirely up to you. We have many research studies at MSK, and you will benefit from them. This is true whether you get standard treatment for metastatic brain tumors, or treatment through a clinical trial.
We are now enrolling eligible patients in a trial studying brachytherapy. It is for people who are having surgery to remove a tumor for brain cancer that returned after radiation therapy.