Clinical trials and research are the basis for virtually any advancement in cancer care. Through the careful study and evaluation of new treatments and therapies, clinical trials help uncover better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
At Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, eligible patients may be given the opportunity to participate in select research studies to help evaluate the safety and efficacy of new treatments and increase understanding of the ways to fight cancer.
By conducting independent clinical trials as well as collaborating with physicians from MD Anderson and other nationally recognized research institutions, our patients have access to some of the latest and most advanced trials.
- What are Clinical Trials?
- What are the Phases of Clinical Trials?
- Joining a Clinical Trial
- Making a Decision
- View a list of our clinical trials
Like all clinical trials, those offered through Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center are monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). This committee of doctors, nurses, chaplains, social workers, lawyers and patients helps ensure patients are protected and that all federal laws are followed. IRB files are audited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which may visit the facility at any time to review programs and paperwork as well as interview those involved in clinical trials.