Clinical trials have helped hundreds of thousands of people alive today. Trials are closely monitored, follow a specified protocol, and offer the standard of care and experimental treatments. Find out if they’re an option for you.View Patient Resources
Cancer clinical trials measure whether new therapies or new combinations are better than the best treatments we have today. Today’s cancer treatments were carefully evaluated in clinical trials before being approved for wider use.
A National Cancer Institute cancer clinical trials educational video that answers common questions about types of clinical trials, how they are conducted, and factors to think about when deciding whether or not to participate in a trial. The video also features actual patients who share their reasons and decisions about participating in cancer clinical trials.
Talking with your doctor is an essential step in deciding if clinical trials are a good option for you. Here are some suggested questions to help make those discussions productive. The answers and explanations your doctor provides will help you make the most informed decision about what’s best for you.
Meet a group of cancer patients who have taken part in clinical trials at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Learn about their expectations, realities and challenges they faced in joining a clinical trial.Watch the Video
Learn more about clinical trials by understanding the vocabulary and purpose of cancer clinical trials.Watch the Video
GUMDROP (Genito-Urinary Multi-Disciplinary D.C. Regional Oncology Project) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed to enhance patient outcomes through greater cancer clinical trial awareness.
Our team of clinicians has collected and vetted a comprehensive list of questions and answers to help you learn about clinical trials – and to decide if they may be right for you.
Recent media coverage of clinical trials can help our understanding of key topics, including recent advances and the outlook for continued progress.