Clinical trials are conducted by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital physicians through their academic positions at one of the hospital’s affiliated medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College or Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. The medical research takes place through these colleges, although staff members running these studies may use NewYork-Presbyterian facilities and equipment.
Clinical trials are studies of new treatment and diagnostic approaches in patients. Every advance that has been achieved in medicine and has improved the lives of patients has come about as the result of clinical trials.
There are a number of ways you can learn about clinical trials for your particular disease or disorder. They include:
(1) Clinical Trials at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons: Visit Columbia’s Clinical Trials Office.
(2) Clinical Trials at Weill Cornell Medical College: Visit Weill Cornell’s Joint Clinical Trials Office.
(3) Medivizor: This service will find trials for you, explain them in plain English and allow you to apply to them directly. All you need to do is sign up and create a profile that Medivizor then uses to find matching clinical trials. Also, you’ll be notified when new relevant trials become available.
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(4) ClinicalTrials.gov: This government website, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, can help you find clinical trials by entering terms such as disease type and hospital location. Here are some tips for using ClinicalTrials.gov:
- Enter the name of the disease or disorder for which you are seeking clinical trials.
- 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 College of Physicians and Surgeons,” the term “Columbia University” should suffice. For “Weill Cornell Medical College,” enter “Weill Medical College of Cornell University” or “Weill Medical College.” (If you enter Cornell University, you may receive search results for Cornell’s campus in Ithaca, New York, upstate.) Example: If you are searching for clinical trials related to prostate cancer at Weill Cornell Medical College, you could enter: prostate cancer Weill Medical College.