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Clinical Trials

At Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, we are proud to offer clinical trials that provide our patients with access to new and innovative treatment options that are often not available elsewhere.

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Tomorrow's Treatments Today

As a patient, considering a clinical trial is an important option when deciding on your treatment course of action. Patients with cancer who enroll in clinical trials gain access to innovative treatment that may not be available anywhere else.

At Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, we are proud to offer clinical trials that provide our patients access to new and innovative treatment options for virtually every type of cancer. As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Georgia, we develop and lead clinical trials, which sets us apart from other medical centers and health care organizations.

Through clinical trials, Winship specialists pioneer the world's most promising treatments of tomorrow.

The level of care that I’ve received is like none other. It’s phenomenal. All of the team is very attentive.

Natalie, a clinical trial participant

What is a Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial is a form of research that uses human volunteers (called participants) to help answer specific questions about new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. This clinical research helps us learn about the safety and effectiveness of drugs and procedures and develop more effective treatments for cancer.


Who Can Participate in Clinical Trials?

All clinical trials include guidelines, called eligibility criteria, about who can participate. Before enrolling in a clinical trial, it is best to talk with your doctor about whether the trial is right for you. Participation in a clinical trial is voluntary, so if you change your mind at any point, you have the right to stop participating.

What are the Benefits of Clinical Trials?

Participating in a clinical trial may offer benefits such as access to new treatments, high-quality cancer care and the opportunity to contribute to scientific advancements. However, it's essential to understand that there are also risks involved, including potential side effects and the possibility that the treatment may not be effective.

Phase I Clinical Trials

Early phase trials are used to test brand new drugs, new combinations of two or more drugs, and devices or procedures to find out how safe they are, what the best dose is, and to identify possible side effects.

The Phase I Clinical Trials Unit at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is dedicated to advancing cancer research through a singular focus on caring for patients enrolled in groundbreaking early phase clinical trials.

Phase I Unit signage on hallway wall

Leave a Lasting Impact

Support from generous partners like you allows our physicians and scientists to search for cures and care for patients with cancer. From annual gifts supporting research and patient care, to major contributions establishing research funds, endowing chairs and naming programs and centers, to gifts that honor and memorialize loved ones — each contribution makes a meaningful difference and leaves a lasting impact.