Cancer research is one of the fastest developing fields in medicine. Sometimes it is difficult to keep up with all the changes. One option is to participate in a clinical trial. Clinical trials offer you standard of care treatment and a drug under research. There are several phases to clinical trials—Phase I, II, III, IV. The higher the number, the closer the drug is to being available commercially. For more information on clinical trials, go to www.clinicaltrials.gov or www.cancer.org.