• Cancer Treatment Trials by Disease Site (Feist-Weiller Cancer Center)
The Feist-Weiller Cancer Center conducts studies that evaluate whether new developments in cancer treatment are safe, more effective, and better than those currently available. This Web site provides a listing of the disease sites (or types of cancer) for which participants are being enrolled at the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. The list includes the following categories: (1) type of cancer study; (2) name of the principal investigator (researcher in charge of the study); and the contact person’s name, telephone number, and email address.
• Clinical Research Trials and You (National Institutes of Health)
The purpose of the site is to help people learn more about why clinical trials are important, the locations where they are being conducted, and how volunteers can participate in them. People can search for clinical trials on various health conditions and connect with researchers seeking volunteers to participate in their research studies. The site also includes educational materials for health care professionals who wish to promote clinical trials in their clinics and offices.
• Clinical Trials
Includes links to news, overviews, dictionaries, directories and organizations. The sites were selected
by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
• Clinical Trials
(National Cancer Institute)
On the National Cancer Institute's site, one can search for different cancer clinical trials by location,
learn what clinical trials are and how they are used to help patients.
• Clinical Trials.gov (National Institutes of Health)
This site allows individuals to search for federally and privately sponsored clinical research trials.
It gives information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers. For a
basic understanding and participation information of clinical trials select Understanding Clinical Trials.
Clinicaltrials.gov offers a search engine of clinical research sponsored by both private entities and
the federal government. Most of the research sponsored by the federal government is administered by one
of the 27 Institutes that make up the National Institutes of Health. If you are looking specifically for
a federally-funded clinical trial, and prefer to search by the sponsoring Institute, you can use this list of NIH trials by sponsoring institute
• Taking Part in Research Studies: What Questions Should You Ask?
Disease Control and Prevention)
This is a complete, easy-to-read list of questions to ask about being in a clinical trial or study.
Print and take this with you to talk to your doctor or health provider.
• What Participants Need to Know About Clinical Trials
(Merck Manual - Home Edition)
The home edition of the Merck Manual offers a list of key questions to ask before participating in a clinical
trial, information on the participation experience, the risks and benefits and the problems and safeguards.
• Why Volunteer? Clinical Trials of Medical Treatments
(Food and Drug Administration)
This easy-to-read pamphlet explains what clinical trials are, why people should take part in these studies,
how people are protected, risks, questions to ask, and places to go for more information.