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Pheochromocytoma research scientists are currently studying new anticancer drugs, doses, and treatment schedules. Other research studies are being conducted on new methods and schedules involving the use of radiation to treat such tumors. Patients who join pheochromocytoma research studies may be among the first to have the opportunity to benefit from treatments that have shown promise in earlier research.

Pheochromocytoma Research: An Introduction

Doctors and scientists all over the country are conducting pheochromocytoma research. Pheochromocytoma research studies are designed to answer important questions and to find out whether new approaches are safe and effective. This research already has led to many advances, and researchers continue to search for more effective methods of treating pheochromocytoma.
 

Current Focus of Pheochromocytoma Research

Pheochromocytoma research scientists are testing new anticancer drugs, doses, and treatment schedules. They are studying various drugs and drug combinations, as well as combinations of drugs and radiation therapy. They also are testing new methods and schedules of pheochromocytoma radiation treatment.
 

Pheochromocytoma Research: Potential Benefits of Participation

In order for pheochromocytoma research to be conducted, volunteers are needed. Patients who join research studies may have the opportunity to be among the first to benefit from pheochromocytoma treatments that have shown promise in earlier research. They also make an important contribution to medical science by helping doctors learn more about pheochromocytoma. Although these research trials may pose some risks, researchers take careful steps to protect their patients.
 
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