Clinical trials are structured research studies involving patients, designed to answer specific questions concerning new therapies, devices, vaccines, or ways of using known treatments. All advances in treating cancer and other diseases are brought about through the process of clinical trials, which transform new laboratory discoveries into improved therapies.
The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center is committed to biomedical discovery which will enable healthcare professionals to fight cancer more effectively. We put this commitment into practice every day by conducting clinical trials. We are a recognized leader in cancer clinical trials in Illinois and have earned a reputation for excellence and innovation.
Our Comprehensive Cancer Center:
- Performs more cancer clinical trials than any other facility in Illinois; and
- Provides access to clinical trials to community oncologists and minority populations via a network of affiliated hospitals.
Our research helps healthcare professionals around the country — and around the world — to treat cancer more effectively, a disease as diverse as it is complex. These trials also give our patients access to new treatments and therapies.
Browse our site for a list of the cancer clinical trials currently available.
To learn more about our clinical trials, call toll-free 1-855-702-8222 for adult trials or 1-773-702-6808 for pediatric trials.