Along with our partners at the Cawley Center for Translational Cancer Research and the University of Delaware Department of Biological Sciences, ChristianaCare’s Cancer Research Program conducts all four types of clinical trials. If you are a patient at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, your cancer care-management team will discuss clinical trials with you. But you may also contact the Cancer Research Program directly to learn more about clinical trials and find out which ones you may be eligible for. For immediate, real-time access to all National Cancer Institute approved cancer trials that are open at ChristianaCare, visit Clinicaltrials.gov.
Treatment trials that test new cancer drugs proceed through several stages before successful new drugs can be made available to the general population. These drugs are first tested in laboratory and animal studies. Medicines that proceed to be tested in people must follow rigid guidelines set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.