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Participating in a Clinical Trial

As part of our mission to advance new breakthroughs that will benefit patients, Washington University physicians oversee many clinical trials. By participating in such studies, volunteers may help researchers learn more about healthy development or the onset of a disease state, or evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new treatments, tools and prevention methods.

From understanding Alzheimer’s to saving lives when they’re on the line, clinical studies can help give patients and their families new hope.

Healthy individuals and those with medical conditions are needed to participate in studies. In addition to helping further medical research, volunteers may have access to new treatments that are under review.

Learn more on the Washington University Physicians website:
Read the frequently asked questions about clinical trials »

Find a study:
Search studies in all specialties on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) registry »
Search clinical trials for cancer patients on the Siteman Cancer Center website »

Volunteer for a study with Volunteer for Health:
Register to hear when you may have matched to a study »

All clinical activities are overseen by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to comply with ethical standards as well as government and institutional regulations.