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Types of Cancer Treatment and Care

Your Oncologist or Healthcare Provider may recommend that you start treating your cancer with an approved cancer treatment that could include drugs, biologics, or medical devices. If there are no approved cancer treatments available for the type of cancer that you have, or if you have failed approved cancer treatments for your cancer, talk to your Healthcare Provider about participating in a clinical trial.

Nurse and Patient
  • Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells.

  • Clinical Trials - the FDA does not conduct clinical trials but you can research for a clinical trial through clinicaltrials.gov.

  • Expanded Access program, formerly called “compassionate use,” gives patients the use of an investigational drug outside of a clinical trial.

  • Personal Importation Program, if you are aware of a chemotherapy product for your type of cancer that has been approved in another country, but not in the United States, talk to your physician about obtaining the chemotherapy product through FDA’s Personal Importation Program.