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Although not all patients with cancer experience pain, cancer pain can result from the tumor itself (for example when a tumor pushes on a nerve, bone, or organ), or as a side effect of treatment for the cancer (such as pain following surgery to remove a tumor).
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.