Clinical Trials for Cancer
As a teaching, research and academic medical center, 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, your personal physician, family members and friends, or other members of your support network if you are considering joining a clinical trial.
Our Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center collaborates with the Jacobson Center for Clinical & Translational Research (CCTR) to evaluate and enroll patients in clinical trials.
Learn more about current Clinical Trials available at UT Health's Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center or contact Stephanie Smiddy for information on all oncology studies at 419.383.6962.