Clinical trials are an important part of clinical research to find new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease according to very specific protocols. These trials often test new treatments and therapies, new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new procedures or devices, or novel ways to apply existing treatments.
The NIH provides an overview of frequently asked questions around clinical research trials.
The NIH also provides a searchable clinical trials registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. While the registry offers specific details about the trial’s purpose and the eligibility of participants, this information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.
At any given time, there are a number of ongoing clinical trials at Penn Medicine at different stages or phases. To find out more about trials at the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC), please visit the frequently-asked-questions webpage about ACC clinical trials for cancer.
The ACC also offers an advanced option to search for clinical trials for cancer by therapeutic area, disease, and phases.
Penn Medicine provides information on other research and clinical trials