We are pleased to offer you access to our clinical trials at hospitals throughout the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute.
What are Clinical Trials?
Clinical trials are research studies that test new drugs, treatments, or medical procedures to determine their effectiveness and safety. Clinical cancer trials are conducted only after meeting the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
These research studies help to inform doctors and scientists about new and emerging cancer therapies, how they should be used, and which patients will benefit the most from these approaches. Almost every standard cancer treatment currently in use was first made available to patients who participated in clinical trials.
Through these studies, Georgetown Lombardi is able to provide personalized medical treatment to each of its patients while upholding its motto, cura personalis — or “care of the whole person.”
Clinical Trials: What Patients Need to Know — from the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Clinical Trials at Georgetown Lombardi
The Clinical Research Management Office (CRMO) provides administrative, nursing, and data management support for cancer treatment clinical trials conduced by Lombardi Investigators, including all regulatory documents, IRB submissions, budget and contract negotiations, consenting of subjects, case management of patients while on study and more.
Available Clinical Trials
Georgetown Lombardi is pleased to be working with the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute to provide access to the OnCore Cancer Study Portal (pictured below) powered by Forte Research Systems. This online portal provides an advanced search page to allow finding clinical trials by disease site, keywords, and other variables. Click here to access the portal and search for trials.
- ClinicalTrials.gov: NIH's database of clinical trials.
Clinical Trials Information for Patients and Caregivers: Link to the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) information about clinical trials.
Center Watch Clinical Trials Listserv: The CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service has a searchable database of current clinical trials of all areas of medicine, including cancer.