With our pioneering research at the University of Louisville, the UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center gives patients their best chances when facing cancer.

Some of the greatest minds in cancer research are right here in Louisville at the UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center. With the support of the UofL Health Sciences Center, we have fostered the emergence of a leading cancer center making critical contributions to clinical care in the region and, through pioneering research, to cancer patients throughout the world. Much of this research involves clinical trials, where new cancer drugs and diagnostics are tested to advance the science of oncology and improve patient care.

Importantly, we were and continue to be a key center for the global testing of several new drugs that activate your body's own immune system against cancer. These immunotherapies are resulting in the prolonged survival of our patients who are participating in clinical trials and, as leaders in the field, we have incorporated their use in all of our cancer-specific multidisciplinary clinics. Additionally, researchers, like those in the ToTOL Lab, are performing cutting-edge biomedical research to increase cure rates of cancer patients while decreasing short and long-term toxicities.

Our specialists collaborate with other cancer experts in different research areas and with the world's leading cancer doctors. Bright students and trainees contribute further to our dynamic research environment. Discoveries are fueled by vast research support and resources. Importantly, tomorrow's medicine is available to our patients first with our research efforts working in parallel to fight cancer through prevention, early diagnosis, effective therapies and scientific breakthroughs.

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Clinical Trials

Learn more about our clinical trials

UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center has one goal – to end cancer

This commitment involves conducting clinical trials with the goal of helping patients live longer, healthier lives. Through clinical studies, researchers can better understand how to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases or conditions. Any time you or a loved one needs treatment for cancer, clinical trials are an option to think about. Through the clinical trials at UofL Health – Brown Cancer Center, doctors find new ways to improve treatments and quality of life for people with cancer.

Patients have access to new treatments, sometimes those that are not available anywhere else. Trials are available for all stages of cancer. It is a myth that clinical trials are only for people who have advanced cancer that is not responding to any other treatment; our clinical trial program features trials for all stages of the disease.

Our researchers and physicians design cancer trials to test new ways to treat cancer, find and diagnose cancer, prevent cancer and manage symptoms of cancer and side effects from treatment.

What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials bring us closer to the day when all cancer patients can become survivors. If you’re interested in exploring new treatment options that may also light the path to better treatments for other patients, a clinical trial may be the right option for you. Speak with your doctor.

View the list below to learn more about active clinical trials at Brown Cancer Center or call 502-562-HOPE (4673).

To learn more about qualifications and enrolling in a clinical trial:

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