Find a Clinical Trial

Clinical trials are conducted to evaluate new drugs or treatments in scientifically controlled settings. Regulated in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), clinical trials help advance healthcare by testing the effectiveness and safety of a therapeutic agent (drug, vaccine or device) using consenting human subjects.  

Each time a person with lung cancer faces a treatment decision, it is important to explore all options. We recommend that you consider clinical trials as soon as you are diagnosed and every time you have to make a treatment decision. To find out about studies you may be eligible for, visit our Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Call to Action.

The American Lung Association wants our patient and caregiver visitors to be aware of the following clinical trial programs:

Asthma Clinical Research Center (ACRC) Clinical Trials

The American Lung Association-Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) network is an American Lung Association-sponsored research program that undertakes large clinical trials that will provide useful information important to the direct care of people who have asthma. The network, with 20 clinical centers and a data coordinating center, is the largest of its kind outside the pharmaceutical industry. Thus, the ACRC is playing a unique and important role in asthma research. The ACRC Network is sorting out a myriad of 'simple' questions that are important to asthma patients' daily care. To find an ACRC clinical trial in your area, see the list of Centers and their locations.

View a report video on ACRC research conducted at Ohio State University:


National Institutes of Health is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Trials

NCI's Center for Cancer Research (CCR) conducts lung cancer clinical trials at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. NCI accepts referrals to lung cancer clinical trials through its Clinical Trials Referral Office.

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CenterWatch Clinical Trial Research Center

One of the web's largest listings of industry-sponsored clinical trials that are actively recruiting patients is availabe on the CenterWatch site. You can use this listing to search for clinical trials by therapeutic area and geographic region.

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International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)

A Cautionary Warning on Stem Cells and Cell Therapies for Lung Disease. 

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