What Are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials evaluate new drugs or medical devices to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Trials can range from small studies at a single location to international efforts enrolling thousands of participants. Results from trials provide biologic insight that can help improve our understanding of disease and lead to the approval of new drugs or medical devices. At the University of Colorado, our faculty offer hundreds of different clinical trials across many disease settings and patient groups.

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CU Medical Campus

The Anschutz Medical Campus attracted $490.6 million in research funding in fiscal year 2016-17 to support cutting-edge studies that improve the health of people in Colorado and around the world.

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"The cancer has not come back."

A clinical trial saved the life a newlywed diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

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