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Clinical Trials

What Are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are studies of new treatments and diagnostic approaches in patients. Almost all advances that have been achieved in medicine and have improved the lives of patients have come about as the result of clinical trials.

How Might I Benefit?

A clinical trial may give you the opportunity to receive a promising new treatment early in its development. There is no obligation to enroll; your participation is entirely voluntary. Each clinical trial has a research team, and the staff will explain the potential benefits and risks to you so you can make an informed decision about participating.

Our Clinical Trials

At NewYork-Presbyterian, clinical trials are conducted by physicians through their academic positions at the hospital's affiliated medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. The research takes place through these medical schools, and staff members running these studies may use NewYork-Presbyterian facilities and equipment.

You can also use this government website, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, to find clinical trials by entering terms such as disease type and hospital location. Here are some tips for using

  • In the field "Condition or disease," enter the name of the disease or disorder for which you are seeking clinical trials. As you type, you will see a list of possible disease names from which to choose.
  • In the field "Other terms," include in your search term the name of the NewYork-Presbyterian campus where you would like to enroll in a clinical trial. For "Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons," the term "Columbia University" should suffice. For "Weill Cornell Medicine," enter "Weill Cornell" or "Weill Cornell Medicine." (If you only enter Cornell or Cornell University, you may receive search results for Cornell's campus in Ithaca, New York.)
  • You can also enter your entire search phrase in the "Other terms" field. Example: If you are searching for clinical trials related to prostate cancer at Weill Cornell Medicine, you could enter "prostate cancer Weill Cornell."

We thank you for your interest in our clinical trials. Your participation may not only benefit you, but other patients for years to come.