Vulvar cancer

Introduction

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Cancer of the vulva (the external female genital organs, including the clitoris, vaginal lips, and the opening to the vagina).

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Standard of care

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Synonyms

Vulvar cancer

Vulval cancer

Cancer of the vulva

Vulvar tumor

Vulvar tumour

Vulval tumor

Vulval tumour

Vulvar neoplasm

Vulval neoplasm

Clinical trials

A clinical trial is a research study conducted with patients to evaluate whether a new treatment is safe (safety) and whether it works (efficacy). Clinical trials are performed to test the efficacy of drugs but also non-drug treatments such as radiotherapy or surgery and combinations of different treatments. Clinical trials take place in all kinds of hospitals and clinics, but mostly in academic hospitals. They are organized by researchers and doctors.

The Anticancer Fund provides a tool to search for phase III clinical trials by type of cancer and by country. For Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France and the UK, the Anticancer Fund provides contacts to get more information about the phase III clinical trials currently ongoing. Discuss the possibilities of participating in one of these clinical trials with your doctor.

The list of the phase III clinical trials for vulvar cancer is available here.