Finding a Clinical Trial

At one point in time clinical trials were done only at major medical centers or teaching hospitals. Many patients had to travel long distances and treated by doctors they did not know very well. For some trials, especially with phase I and some phase II trials, this can still be the case. Some people prefer to be treated in major cancer centers.

Today patients have more options. This may include staying close to home during a study and possibly staying with your own doctor.

Most people who take part in clinical trials hear about them from their doctors. But you don’t have to wait for your doctor to bring up a clinical trial. People with cancer can also look for clinical trials online or in other places to find more options for treatment.

There are groups that provide ways to search for clinical trials on their websites. Many of these groups also have people who can help you with your search.

At Meritus Research Institute, if you are interested in participating in a research study or finding a research study, we can help.

Please complete this form and we will contact you for further information and do the search for you.