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Who can take part in pancreatic cancer clinical trial?

Each trial has strict criteria for who can take part. These are called ‘inclusion and exclusion criteria’. They can include:

  • your age
  • the type of your cancer, how big it is and whether it has spread (stage
  • your previous treatment
  • your medical history, including any previous cancer
  • other medical conditions
  • your blood test results
  • your general health – for example how well you are feeling or how active you are.

We have included the main criteria for each clinical trial listed on our website, but there may be other criteria for taking part. Your doctor or research nurse will be able to explain whether a trial is suitable for you. Use our Trial Finder to find open clinical trials for pancreatic cancer in the UK.

To check if you are eligible for a trial and meet the criteria, you may need to have screening tests. These may include blood tests, scans or other tests. The screening tests help to make sure it is safe for you to take part, and that the treatment will have the best chance of working for you.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of taking part in a trial?

How do I decide whether to take part in a trial?

What happens if I decide to take part in a trial?

Watch our videos about people’s experiences of taking part in a trial

Watch our videos of nurses explaining clinical trials

Find pancreatic cancer clinical trials in the UK

Published July 2018

Review date July 2021

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