The Clinical Research Office at UT Southwestern’s Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center serves as a central resource and point-of-contact for clinical investigations regarding advanced treatments for cancer. To aid physicians, the office is designed to help find research options for patients who may benefit from a promising new therapy or for those who have exhausted conventional treatments. Patients in the clinical trials program receive advanced cancer therapies years before they become available to the public.
UT Southwestern has rigorous safeguards and other processes in place to protect patient safety and patient rights. An Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversees the medical research at our health-care facilities, including UT Southwestern; Children's Medical Center Dallas; Parkland Health & Hospital System; UT Southwestern University Hospital; UT Southwestern University Hospital - Zale Lipshy; and our affiliated clinical practices.
Our clinical trials are thoroughly reviewed by the IRB for their benefits, risks and potential side effects to develop treatments that meet the highest standards for quality and compassionate care. Before beginning treatments, UT Southwestern’s physicians fully inform patients enrolled in clinical trials of the benefits and risk factors associated with therapies.