Clinical trials are voluntary research studies in which new treatments - drugs, diagnostic procedures, vaccines, treatment procedures, and other therapies - are tested in people to see if they are safe and effective. Part of our mission as an academic medical center is to advance new research to benefit our patients. Washington University School of Medicine conducts over 1,000 clinical studies every year. You may check the National Institutes of Health website for a listing of current trials.
Investigators need volunteers to serve as research participates for every clinical study. You can learn more about this at the Volunteer for Health website.
Cancer Clinical Trials
The Siteman Cancer Center offers many types of clinical trials or research protocols. Visit their clinical trial directory to search the more than 350 active clinical trials.