We've put together helpful information for you to learn more about clinical trials. Explore the topics below and browse our free educational resources to help you navigate through the clinical trial process.
Learn about CAR T Cell Therapy
CAR T cells are a new way to treat some cancers using gene therapy. This treatment helps your own immune system find and destroy cancer cells. Find a clinical trial.
Gene therapy helps treat a disease at its source. It's used to fix, turn off or add genes.
A financial assistance grant can help cover the extra costs to travel to join a clinical trial.
Getting Started with Clinical Trials
A clinical trial is a way to find out how well treatments or drugs work and what the possible side effects may be. Some trials are done to see if one treatment is better than another.
Anne sought help from the Jason Carter Clinical Trials Program after her transplant.
How to Personalize Your Trial Search
Learn how to use our search tool to find clinical trials specific to your disease.
Finding and Joining a Clinical Trial
Explore the process of finding and joining a clinical trial.
Treatment Costs in Clinical Trials
Every health insurance plan is different, so before you join a clinical trial talk to your health insurance company. You don’t have to pay for treatments in a clinical trial when they aren’t approved by the FDA.
Making Treatment Decisions
Deciding to join a clinical trial is an important treatment decision. Talking with your doctor and loved ones about what is important to you and your goals for treatment may help you decide if a clinical trial is right for you.
Your Rights and Safety
Clinical trials must follow strict rules to keep patients safe. In the U.S., clinical trials are checked by the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP).
Informed consent helps you learn about a clinical trial. During this process we can help with the purpose, possible risks and treatment options.
We have compiled a list of advocacy organizations that can help you along your journey when determining to participate in a clinical trial.
Stem Cell Clinics
Many stem cell clinics claim the treatments can cure injuries and diseases. But how do you know if this is true? Learn about stem cell therapy clinics and how to spot “red flags.”