Cervical Cancer Clinical Trials can provide early access to emerging treatment options for cancer patients. Surgery can also be a treatment option when caught in its early stages, but also depends on the size and exact stage of the cancer.
Cervical Cancer Clinical Trials help doctors find new ways to treat, prevent, diagnose, and control cancer. Participation can also improve your cancer prognosis and quality of life. However, you may need to seek expert support to find the right clinical trial for your cancer case.
What are Cervical Cancer Clinical Trials?
Participating in a clinical trial can give you the opportunity to receive new treatments that are in the process of being approved by the FDA. Your participation in a clinical trial will help doctors find new ways to treat, prevent, diagnose and control cancer. There are approximately 400 clinical trials for cervical cancer in the USA.
Immunotherapy is a drug treatment that strengthens the fight against cancer by stimulating the patient’s immune system. Cancer cells can make themselves invisible to the immune system through the various proteins they produce. With immunotherapy, cancer cells can be detected and eliminated by the immune system, especially in people with advanced stages, and can be combined with other treatment methods.
What are the Types of Cervical Cancer?
Your doctor will determine the treatment you need based on the type of cervical cancer for which you are diagnosed. There are two main types of cervical cancer, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, which are named according to the cancerous cell type.
Squamous cells are flat, skin-like cells that cover the outer surface of the cervix. Approximately 70% of cervical cancers are of squamous cell histology.
Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that develops from mucus-producing gland cells. The glandular cells are scattered in the cervical canal. Adenocarcinoma is less common than squamous cell cancer, however, there has been an increase in recent years. 10% of cervical cancer patients have adenocarcinoma.
Another type of cervical cancer is adenosquamous carcinoma, which includes both cell types. Less frequently, there are small cell cancers and other rare types of cancer of the cervix.
Some HPV Types Can Cause Cervical Cancer
In the development of cervical cancer, studies have shown that the HPV infection causes cancer with the effect of some auxiliary factors. All cervical cancers contain 99.7% HPV DNA. There are more than 200 subtypes of this virus detected in the skin and mucous membranes. The most common way of transmission is sexual intercourse.
How are Massive Bio Services Offered?
Our clinical trial matching service is entirely virtual. From the comfort of their home, patients can access their clinical trial matches and check their eligibility for a trial before traveling to a physical location.
We provide guidance through trial matching, qualifying and enrollment. Any enrollment issues that arise will be dealt with by our management team, whether it is site selection, financial issues, or other enrollment limitations patients may have.