Clinical Trial Finder

National Cancer Institute

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. Any time you or a loved one need treatment for cancer, clinical trials are an option to think about. Learning all you can about clinical trials can help you talk with your doctor and decide what is right for you.

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Cancer Trial Finders

At one time, clinical trials were done only at major medical centers. Many patients had to travel a long way and were treated by doctors they didn’t know very well. For some trials, especially with phase I and some phase II studies, this can still be the case. But this isn’t always a bad thing. Some people prefer to be treated in major cancer centers because of their experience, reputation, and resources. The hassles of traveling must be weighed against the chance of being helped by the treatment. Link here

National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides an online search tool for cancer clinical trials. You can ask for help with a search by calling 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237).

Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) provides an online search tool at You can also get help with searches at 1-877-MED HERO (1-877-633-4376).

National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a large database of clinical trials at Not all the studies listed are cancer clinical trials.

EmergingMed Clinical Trial Navigator Service includes an online search tool to look for clinical trials. You can also get help from a clinical trial navigator through their website.