How to Join a Cancer Clinical Trial

Posted: Jul 07, 2016
National Cancer Institute. 2016 Jul.


An online resource to help patients understand clinical trials and the process for finding clinical trials. A step-by-step guide includes:

Step 1: Gather details about your cancer

Step 2: Find clinical trials

Step 3: Take a closer look at trials that interest you

Step 4: Contact the team running the trial

Step 5: Ask questions

Step 6: Make an appointment

The page includes a video that demonstrates searching for a clinical trial on



  • "How to Join a Clinical Trial: Cancer Details Checklist" is attached and is a helpful resource for patient's to use in organizing their information and questions.