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Where Do Clinical Trials Take Place?

Updated December 17, 2014

Right now, there are many breast cancer research studies going on. The size and scope of each study varies greatly.

A clinical trial may operate from one place, such as a university hospital, or it might be available in hundreds of locations. Locations may include:

  • Cancer centers
  • Large hospitals
  • Community hospitals
  • Local doctors’ offices

Groups of cancer researchers and healthcare providers have networks that conduct studies across the country.

Trials are funded by government agencies such as the National Cancer Institute, pharmaceutical companies or other private industries, universities, foundations and organizations.

Not all studies are appropriate for every woman. When you work with your healthcare team, you can narrow the choices and make a decision that’s right for you.

Read more about clinical trials and the providers who helped us write this page in our Guide to Understanding Breast Cancer Treatment Research Studies.