Clinical Trials Find Better Ways To Diagnose and Treat Cancer Patients
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center is an academic medical center and member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. We are one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and a national leader in both patient care and cancer research. As a result, we offer earlier access to clinical trials that are an important part of curing cancer every day.
Clinical trials are research studies that are used to find better ways to diagnose and treat individuals with cancer. They are the final step in a long process that begins with research in a laboratory setting. When a new technology or medicine shows promising results in the initial research setting, many times the next step is to conduct what is commonly known as a clinical trial. Clinical trials are done to ensure these new approaches to diagnosis or treat cancer are safe and effective. Many successful treatments used today are the result of clinical trials.
UH Seidman Cancer Center offers more than 300 clinical trials in most cancer diagnoses and stages of disease. Learn more:
- About Clinical Trials: UH Seidman Cancer Center researchers are constantly developing and studying new procedures, tests, tools and medications that could help patients with cancer.
- Participating in a Clinical Trial: Learn more about making the decision to participate in a clinical trial and why you might want to take part, and patient rights while participating in a clinical trial.
- Clinical Trials Unit at UH Seidman Cancer Center: If you choose a clinical trial as part of your treatment plan, a dedicated team of specialists and support staff will work together to manage your care.
- Find a Clinical Trial: Search the UH Seidman Cancer Center database and national databases for available clinical trials.
- Educational Videos: Free online video library gives patients information about cancer clinical trials
- Helpful Links: Learn more about clinical trials and regulations involved in clinical trials.