Family Support On treatment Clinical trials Clinical Trials Researchers are trialling new ways to diagnose and treat different types of cancer. Your child may be invited to be part of a clinical trial to test new ways of treating neuroblastoma. New treatments have to go through very strict regulation and approval processes before they can be used in a clinical trial. Your child’s doctor will explain everything about the trial and give you detailed written information. You will need to give special permission for your child to be part of the trial. Participating in a clinical trial may or may not directly benefit your child, but the results of clinical trials today can help children with cancer in the future. See Clinical trials and research for more information, including whether there are any clinical trials your child can join. This information is reproduced with permission of Cancer Australia and you can download the full Cancer Australia’s Neuroblastoma Fact Sheet here. Read next: Late Effects of Treatment More information: The FAQ section from the ANZ Children's Haematology/Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) How can my child join a clinical trial? from Cancer Australia. The Australian Children's Cancer Clinical Trials Registry is accessible through the ANZCHOG site and provides a complete, up-to-date overview of trials conducted in paediatric cancer centres in Australia. Search the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry directly. Please note that there will always be eligibility criteria and you should consult your oncologist regarding the suitability of any trial.