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Clinical trials offer patients access to promising new treatments which have not yet been approved. They offer an opportunity to help make new treatments available to all patients by helping to advance science. Patients in clinical trials receive high-quality care and are carefully followed.

Click to view and/or download the slides for Step 10.

If commercially available drugs are not working, then new drugs available only within clinical trials may be recommended. Depending upon the circumstances, a patient may also seek to participate in a later phase clinical trial (e.g., phase III) even from the onset of the disease.

ASH 2011 presentations that address STEP 10


The IMF is pleased to offer a number of ways to help you locate a clinical trial which may be appropriate.

Institutions and groups of institutions perform clinical trials of drugs thought to have potential value in treating myeloma
Coalition Of National Cancer Cooperative Groups
Cancer clinical trials are one of the most important weapons in the continuing fight against cancer. The coalition's mission is to improve the quality of life and the survival of people with cancer
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
ECOG is one of the largest clinical cancer research organizations in the United States, and conducts clinical trials in all types of adult cancers.

Southwest Oncology Group
SWOG is one of the largest of the National Cancer Institute-supported cancer clinical trials cooperative groups in the United States
Arkansas Cancer Research Center
Little Rock, Arkansas

Cancer Institute Of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California

City Of Hope
Duarte, California
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts
Emory Winship Cancer Institue
Atlanta, Georgia

Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack, New Jersey

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Karmanos Cancer Center
Detroit, Michigan

Lombardi Cancer Center
Washington, DC
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
Scottsdale, Arizona
Jacksonville, FL

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL
NCI's Center for Cancer Research at the NIH
Bethesda, Maryland

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, Illinois

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Buffalo, New York
St. Vincents Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, New York

Stanford Cancer Center
Stanford, California
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, California

University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, Connecticutt