The unprecedented medical innovations that clinical trials enable are evident in our patient outcomes. Our dedication to researching new treatments is rooted in our commitment to advancing medicine and excellent patient care. Fully accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP), Banner Research is well-regarded for its ethically-sound research and high-quality patient protection.
In close partnership with Banner’s research centers, we’re proud to offer a breadth of clinical trials for most cancer types, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other dementia-related diseases. Whether you’re seeking cutting-edge treatment for a life-threatening or chronic illness or are a healthy person wanting to play a pivotal part in shaping the health care landscape for future generations, your participation in clinical trials is helping propel tomorrow’s medicine to the forefront today.
Discovering new medical treatments through clinical research isn’t possible without volunteers. At Banner Research, we offer various opportunities to join a clinical trial across several institutes and facilities.
View clinical trials currently enrolling at one of our research centers below:
Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix is actively engaged in academic clinical research for patients and healthy volunteers across several medical specialties, including:
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute invites Alzheimer’s disease patients, those with mild cognitive impairment and healthy volunteers to be a part of groundbreaking research aimed at finding new ways to detect, prevent and cure Alzheimer’s disease.
Healthy volunteers are vital to advancing research in identifying risk factor, delaying onset and even preventing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Championed and led by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative (API) is an international collaborative that was established to launch a new era of Alzheimer’s prevention research. The initiative focuses on evaluating the most promising pre-symptomatic treatments in cognitively normal people who are at the highest risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease symptoms, with a goal of postponing, slowing or preventing the disease from progressing.
Led by the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry allows healthy people to sign up for the registry and receive emails about prevention study opportunities. Scientists then work with the institute to identify eligible registry members to participate in prevention studies.
GeneMatch is a national program led by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute that uses genetic testing, via a free cheek swab, to match and recruit volunteers with prevention studies.
The Center for Healthy Aging Longevity Study: Learning From Our Elders in Sun City, AZ, is a non-invasive observational study that contributes to research on optimal aging and longevity. This is done by identifying psychosocial, cognitive, medical, physical, spiritual and other factors that may contribute to healthy aging. The information gathered provides insight to better understand the continual aging spectrum and how to improve physical and cognitive health for aging populations.
Banner Sun Health Research Institute’s Brain and Body Donation Program allows us to advance research in aging and the diseases of aging by studying the daily living functions of elderly volunteers in life, and their brain and body tissues after they pass away. Being able to study and compare tissue from both healthy and diseased individuals before and after death provides valuable insight into how dementia and other diseases affect the brain. This knowledge helps researchers better understand disease causes and progression, and potential treatment options.
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute offer research opportunities to people living with Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia and other movement-related disorders. Individuals have access to the most innovative therapies, including clinical trials to slow disease progression and treat symptoms, and programs focused on disease prevention at our clinical locations.
The oncology experts at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center are making strides with new approaches to treating and curing several cancers. Their innovations are changing the medical landscape and making patients’ lives better every day. Learn more about the trials that are currently available and how to enroll.
By joining a clinical trial, you’re playing an important role in making peoples’ lives better with advanced treatments intended to treat or cure a chronic disease or illness. Complete our brief form to indicate the clinical trials you’re interested in.