Where Trials Take Place

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Cancer clinical trials take place in cities and towns across the United States and throughout the world. They take place in doctors’ offices, cancer centers, medical centers, community hospitals and clinics, and veterans’ and military hospitals. A single trial may take place in one or two places, or at hundreds of different sites.

Clinical trials also take place at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. You can learn more from the fact sheet, Cancer Clinical Trials at the NIH Clinical Center.

When you talk with your doctor about treatment options, ask about clinical trials. There may be one that is right for you taking place at your doctor’s office or nearby.

You can search for clinical trials by using the Cancer.gov clinical trials search form. ClinicalTrials.gov is another website that lists clinical trials. This website includes trials for many diseases and conditions, including cancer.

  • Updated: November 2, 2012