Who Conducts Clinical Trials

Every clinical trial has a “sponsor” that oversees the conduct of the trial. The National Cancer Institute and other parts of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense sponsor and conduct ovarian cancer clinical trials.

In addition, organizations or individuals, such as medical institutions, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and even individual physicians sponsor clinical trials.

Clinical trials take place in all kinds of locations where people receive medical care across the United States.

  • Doctors’ offices
  • Major hospitals and cancer centers
  • Community hospitals and clinics

Some ovarian cancer clinical trials take place in only one location, whereas others involve close to 50 locations throughout the country.

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