Stanford (service of the NIH)

CTRU Patient Doctor

Carefully planned clinical trials test new medical advances for safety and efficacy, making possible future improvements in everyday clinical practice and health-care decision making. provides patients, family members, and members of the public easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions. is a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Included on the site:

  • Search for Clinical Trials — Find trials for a specific medical condition or other criteria in the registry More »
  • Understanding Clinical Trials — Information about how clinical trials work and the potential benefits and risks. More »
  • FAQ: Questions — This site provides answers to general questions about clinical trials, searching the system, and content. It provides information for understanding clinical trials such as: What is a clinical trial? What is a protocol? What are clinical trial phases? What is informed consent? More »