Patient Support

Committed to Patients

We are committed to improving the lives of those affected by cancer, and recognize that families and care partners are waiting for new therapies. We are driven to put our collective efforts and resources toward advancing oncology treatments that have the potential to benefit people around the world.

Along with developing innovative therapies, we believe our role in the cancer community includes supporting initiatives that raise awareness, enable diagnosis and treatment, and provide services. If you are an advocate interested in collaborating with us, please send an email to

About Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that provide important information on the benefits, side effects and possible uses for medicines. Clinical trials evaluate new uses for currently available treatments or investigational drugs. In cancer research, clinical trials often study the use of combination regimens, which can include two or more approved medicines, investigational therapies or both.

Clinical trials answer important questions about potential new treatment approaches, such as:

  • Does this treatment work?
  • Does it work better than current options?
  • What side effects does it cause?
  • Do the benefits of the treatment outweigh the side effects and risks?
  • Which patients are most likely to find this treatment helpful?

Health regulatory agencies, like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, review findings from clinical trials as part of the process to determine if an investigational therapy or new combination regimen should be approved for use.

G1 adheres to standard guidelines for the use of our investigational drugs outside of current clinical trials (please see our statement on expanded access).

Why should I participate in a clinical trial?

Participating in a clinical trial is a voluntary opportunity. It is important to consult with your treating oncologist and other healthcare professionals who are part of your care team before enrolling. If you are interested in volunteering for a clinical trial, the trial staff will provide you with information about the study so you are aware of what is involved and determine if you are eligible to participate.

People elect to participate in clinical trials for many reasons, including:

  • There are no currently approved treatments for their disease;
  • They have not experienced improvements in their condition after using currently approved treatments;
  • They want access to a new type of treatment, even if it is not guaranteed to be as good as or better than available treatments; or
  • They want to contribute to the development of a new treatment for others with a similar disease.

How do I participate in a clinical trial?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) maintains a database of all clinical trials being conducted in the United States. You can search the database here to find trials that are enrolling and results from trials that have been completed.

For more information about participating in clinical trials, click on the resources below: