Find a Clinical Trial
There are several ways that patients can find out about participating in clinical trials. Most individuals who enter clinical trials are referred by their doctors. Listed below are organizations that post information about clinical trials.
UH Seidman Cancer Center
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center offers more than 300 clinical trials in most cancer diagnoses and stages of disease. Search our database to see if there is a clinical trial for you.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The NCI sponsors most government-funded cancer clinical trials. The NCI maintains a list of active studies (those currently enrolling patients), as well as some privately funded studies, in the Physician Data Query (PDQ) database. You can access the list via their website at www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials or by calling 1-800-4-CANCER.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH maintains an even larger database of clinical trials at www.clinicaltrials.gov, but not all of these are cancer specific.
Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups (CCCG)
The CCCG provides a system for matching patients with cancer studies being conducted at member institutions on their website, www.cancertrialshelp.org. Their database includes most of the government-funded cancer clinical trials in the NCI and NIH lists, and some privately-funded studies as well.
CenterWatch is a publishing and information services company that maintains a list of both industry-sponsored and government-funded clinical trials for cancer and other diseases. You can access their website at www.centerwatch.com.