Medicine used in clinical trials falling out of bottles on a page that says "oncology."

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

Clinical Research Management Office

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.

This is a screenshot of the OnCore portal that shows how a user can search by different categories on the left and gives instructions on the

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