Supportive care trial« Back to Glossary Index
A supportive care trial refers to a study designed to evaluate one or more therapies where the primary intent is to maximize comfort, minimize side effects, or slow the decline in the participant’s health or function. In general, supportive care interventions are not intended to cure a disease, but rather to improve the comfort and quality of life of people with conditions or illnesses.
NIH Clinical Research Trials and You The Basics: What are the types of clinical trials?
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Quality of life trial