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Collaboration on Clinical Trials

As a teaching, research and medical college, The University of Toledo Medical Center is home to physicians, scientists and students who work constantly to find new ways of helping cancer patients through clinical trials.

What Is a Clinical Trial?
Clinical trials are biomedical or health-related research studies that follow a pre-defined treatment and test new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat cancer and other diseases. Taking part in a clinical trial gives you the opportunity to contribute to our expanding knowledge about cancer, improve how cancer is treated, and receive promising new methods of care not generally available to the public. Those methods may prove even more effective than standard therapy. 

Participating in a Clinical Trial
Choosing to participate in a clinical research study is an important personal decision that should only be made after you’ve been properly informed. We suggest you speak with us (Note: this will link to the Contact Us page), your personal physician, family members and friends, or other members of your support network (Note: link this to Regional Support Groups page) if you are considering joining a clinical trial.

The University of Toledo Medical Center’s Eleanor N. Dana Care Center collaborates with the Jacobson Center for Clinical & Translational Research (CCTR) to evaluate and enroll patients in clinical trials.

More Information

Learn more about current Clinical Trials available at the University of Toledo’s Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Care Center or contact Stephanie Smiddy for information on all oncology studies at 419.383.6962. 


Last Updated: 4/20/16