At Washington University School of Medicine, more than 1,000 clinical studies begin every year to evaluate new investigational therapies or devices. For every clinical study, also called a clinical trial, investigators need volunteers to serve as research participants. By taking part in clinical studies, volunteers may gain access to the latest in medical care that is only available through this process. They also receive priority care at one of the world's premier academic medical centers.
Cancer Clinical Trials
The Siteman Cancer Center offers a wide range of clinical trials for cancer patients. To search for active cancer clinical trials, please visit the Siteman Cancer Center clinical trials directory.
Volunteer for Health
Volunteer for Health is a program sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine to support patient-oriented research at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and throughout Washington University Medical Center. The first step to becoming a study volunteer is to become a member of the Volunteer for Health Research Participant Registry. The Registry gives individuals the opportunity to participate in clinical studies and play a vital role in improving health care.
The treatment of acute and chronic illnesses improves every year because of advancing science and research. People who are healthy and those who have medical conditions are needed, from every ethnic and age group. All clinical research activities conform to guidelines and regulations of the government and Washington University for the ethical conduct of clinical trials.
To speak with a Volunteer for Health representative, call 314-362-1000 or toll-free 866-362-5656.