A clinical trial is a research study that “prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes.” Practically speaking, clinical trials are research studies that find and test new treatments or procedures. Without clinical trials, we would not have the medical and scientific advances that we have today.
There is a great deal of confusion about clinical trials. This page provides resources to help you learn more about clinical trials, to dispel myths about clinical trials, and to help you find clinical trials that might be available to you.
ACT: About Clinical Trials
The American Cancer Society and Genentech partnered together to provide information about participating in clinical trials. Triage Cancer participated in this series of videos providing valuable information to help you understand clinical trials and make choices about what is best for you.
Why Should I Consider a Cancer Clinical Trial?
How Will I Know if a Trial Is Right for Me?
How Should I Prepare for Discussions With My Doctor?
What Standards Are in Place to Safeguard Trial Participants?
What Is Informed Consent?
Where Can I Turn for Information and Support?
Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)
Jason Carter Clinical Trials Program
Lazarex Cancer Foundation
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Clinical Trial Support Center (CTSC)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Clinical Trial Finder
SparkCures (for Myeloma trials only)
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
If you or a loved one needs information or resources about clinical trials, call our Clinical Trial Information Helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer Research Institute (powered by Emerging Med)
Debbie’s Dream Foundation — Stomach Cancer (powered by EmergingMed)
Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Call to Action Matching Service (powered by EmergingMed)
SHARE (powered by EmergingMed)
Stand Up to Cancer (powered by EmergingMed)
Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) Clinical Trial Navigation Service (powered by EmergingMed)
Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Finder (powered by Emerging Med)
Army of Women (affiliated with Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation)
Breast Cancer Trials
CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service
Clinical Trials and Me
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Clinical Trial Finder (powered by SmartPatients)
FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered)
Lung Cancer Research Foundation (powered by Antidote)
Metastatic Trial Search
My Clinical Trial Locator
National Brain Tumor Society Clinical Trial Finder
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health