Clinical Trials

  • Your physician may give you the option of participating in a clinical trial. A clinical trial is the process of testing a new drug or therapy before it is marketed to the general public. You most likely will not be paid to participate, but you will be monitored closely. If you choose to participate, you will receive the same high levels of treatment you would normally receive. You will not be asked to test something that is known to be dangerous, and you will not be refused treatment.

    Meet real people who have participated in our clinical trials: Rachel Kavlie, Helen Pashales, Donna Vaughn.

    Our Trials

    Open clinical trials that are currently enrolling patients at Memorial University Medical Center.

    All trials available or in progress at Memorial University Medical Center. (Listed on

    Research Affiliations

    We enroll patients for clinical trials through our membership in the following reputable research organizations:

    • Southeast Cancer Control Consortium (SCCC), which provides access to National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trials
    • Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), which has an alliance with 24 community hospitals across the Southeast
    • Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB)
    • National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)
    • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
    • Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)
    • University of Rochester Research Center (URCC)
    • Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)
    • Children's Oncology Group (COG)
    • American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)

    More Information

    You can reach our clinical trials team at 912-350-8707.

    To learn about additional clinical trials that are available around the country, visit TrialCheck, a site sponsored by the Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups.

    To learn more about the clinical trials process, we recommend you read Medical Research: A Consumer's Guide for Participation, produced by the American Health Lawyers Association.