The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.
Understanding Clinical Trials
"Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. The following frequently asked questions provide detailed information about clinical trials. In addition, it is often helpful to talk to a physician, family members, or friends about deciding to join a trial. After identifying some trial options, the next step is to contact the study research staff and ask questions about specific trials."
Cancer Clinical Trials Help
The nonprofit, Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, helps raise awareness of cancer clinical trials as a treatment option and to dispel the myths. They offer TrialCheck, a free online navigation and matching system linking patients to unbiased cancer clinical trials.
Provides an extensive list of IRB approved clinical trials being conducted internationally. CenterWatch is a Boston-based publishing and information services company, part of Thomson.
The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)
One of the largest clinical cancer research organizations in the United States, conducting clinical trials in all types of adult cancers
Browse the Catalog
For library materials on this topic, browse these subject headings in the library catalog:
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: Clinical Trials
Search for clinical trials in pediatrics in Pittsburgh.
Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation Studies & Clinical Trials
The Institute conducts research in the area of women's health: behavioral health, cardiovascular health, family planning & contraception, gynecology, holistic medicine, infectious diseases, midlife health, pregnancy, labor, & premature birth, women’s cancers.
University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Information about clinical research opportunities (participating in a clinical trial) and what you should expect.
University of Pittsburgh Office of Clinical Research (OCR)
You can search for or display a list of clinical trials that have been added to their database. This does not cover all University of Pittsburgh trials but the OCR acts as a focal point for new and existing resources that support clinical research in the six schools of the Health Sciences.
West Penn Allegheny Health System: Clinical Trials
This section provides information about trials that are currently open for enrollment at West Penn Allegheny. The areas of research cover Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases, Digestive Health, Psychiatry, and Women's Health