Clinical Trials

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Power in Choices

For some patients, a clinical trial saved their life. There is power in choices. Clinical trials are used for many different types of cancers and stages of cancer, not just late stage. Clinical trials advance cancer research and are the only way to find safe and potentially more effective therapies to treat cancer.

How Clinical Trials Work

Clinical trials test new treatments in people who have cancer with the aim of finding better ways to treat cancer. More than half of all patients enrolled in clinical trials at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center are being treated with immunotherapy. Certain clinical trials test many types of treatments such as new drugs or a combination of treatments, new approaches to surgery or radiation therapy, and new treatment methods. Patients who enroll in a clinical trial may have access to new treatments.

Read our FAQs about clinical trials and see if they are right for you.

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Kimmel Cancer Center Trials Currently Open in the Washington, D.C., Region

It’s possible to participate in clinical trials run by the world-reknown Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center without leaving your local community. Explore the listings of trials available in the D.C. region, or call 202-660-6400 to make an appointment and learn more.

D.C. Region Trials