People interested in taking part in a clinical trial should talk with their health care provider. Information about cancer clinical trials is also available from the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service (CIS). CIS information specialists use NCI’s website to identify and provide detailed information about clinical trials that are currently accepting patients. NCI’s website contains updated information about NCI-sponsored clinical trials and many other clinical trials conducted by independent investigators at hospitals and medical centers in the United States and around the world, as well as trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies.
People also have the option of searching for clinical trials on their own by visiting the clinical trials search form. Another resource is the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s www.clinicaltrials.gov, which lists clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions, including cancer.
NCI’s website further contains educational materials about clinical trials, articles about recent clinical trial results, and information for research teams about conducting clinical trials. These resources can be accessed by visiting the Clinical Trials home page.