Your physician may ask you if you want to participate in a clinical trial. A clinical trial is the process of testing a new drug or therapy before it is marketed to the general public. You most likely will not be paid to participate, but you will be monitored closely. If you choose to participate, you will receive the same high levels of treatment you would normally receive. You will not be asked to test something that is known to be dangerous, and you will not be refused treatment for your cancer.
We enroll patients for clinical trials through our membership in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), a highly reputable research organization.
Memorial University Medical Center's clinical trials are monitored by two Institutional Review Boards. We have both a general board and an oncology board to review all studies and protect the safety and welfare of the patients involved.
If you are interested in learning more about a particular trial, talk to your physician. You can also learn more here.
See a list of clinical trials that are actively enrolling patients. Scroll down to the “Currently Enrolling Trials” section of the page. To help speed your search, you may want to look for trials that contain the acronym "GOG."