A clinical trial is a way to evaluate a new drug or treatment and cancer clinical trials are conducted to answer questions about treating cancer, diagnosing cancer, preventing cancer or managing symptoms of cancer or effects of treatment. Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute has a long history of excellence in conducting clinical research and clinical trials. Through clinical trials, we have helped to advance the treatment of a number of cancers. We take great care to insure the scientific integrity and ethical conduct of trials.
This web site provides general information on clinical trials, and it provides links to active clinical trials at our Cancer Institute. It also includes a section of helpful information for our investigators. We provide information about support available through Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Office and we provide templates for protocol development. Additionally, links for submission forms for the Scientific Review Committee and the Data and Safety Monitoring Board are available within this web site. We hope you find our web site useful.