University of Wisconsin–Madison

For Patients

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For the latest advances in clinical trials and therapies, please talk to your doctor.

You can also contact a patient advocacy group or visit any of the following websites for more information on clinical research before talking to your doctor:

  • UW Health Research: Information on ongoing clinical trials at UW-Madison.
  • CenterWatch: Thousands of industry-sponsored clinical trials are actively recruiting patients. You can search for clinical trials by medical condition, therapeutic area and location.
  • ClinicalTrials.gov: a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

How to search clinicaltrials.gov:

Step 1: Enter a search term in the main search field, such as the name of a disease, disorder or injury (e.g., Parkinson’s, heart disease, diabetes, HIV, osteoarthritis, lymphoma, spinal cord injury)

Step 2: Click the box “Include only open studies” if you would like to see trials that are accepting volunteers,

Step 3: Click the blue “On a Map” tab above and to the right of the open studies tab.

Step 4: Click United States on the map (or country of your choice).

Step 5: Click Wisconsin on the map. (Or state of your choice).