What is a clinical trial?

A clinical trial is a controlled study where an investigational drug is evaluated in humans. The purpose of a clinical trial is to evaluate the safety and efficacy (how well it works) of an investigational drug. To participate in a clinical trial, you must meet all eligibility criteria and be willing to follow the directions of the study doctor. Throughout the study, a team of nurses, doctors and trial coordinators will be closely working with you. They will monitor any symptoms or changes and ensure you are comfortable and informed throughout the process.

What is the goal of a Phase 1 trial?

The goal of a Phase 1 oncology trial is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of a new treatment or drug in patients with cancer. This phase focuses on determining the appropriate dosage and identifying any potential side effects or risks associated with the treatment. Additionally, Phase 1 trials aim to gather initial data on how the treatment is processed by the body, its pharmacokinetics (how the body affects the drug), and early signs of its effectiveness against cancer. The primary objective is to ensure the treatment’s safety and establish a starting point for further investigation in subsequent clinical trial phases.

Will compensation be provided?

No compensation will be provided, but all study drugs will be provided to you at no cost.

I am not sure if I am eligible for this clinical trial. How do I find out?

Talk to your doctor about the type of cancer you have and if you might be eligible for this or other trials.

How can I learn more?

You can learn more by going to clinicaltrials.gov and searching either “Vincerx” or the investigational drug you are interested in or talking to your doctor about the trial.