Clinical Trials

As the state’s only public academic medical center, UNMC is poised to handle even the toughest medical challenges, and offer patients with life-threatening diseases unique, cutting edge treatments that aren’t found anywhere else.

Clinical Trials Pave Way for New Medicines

Before a new drug comes on the market, it must first pass through rigorous cellular, animal and finally human testing - or clinical trials.

Clinical trials determine how well new medical approaches work in people.  Each study attempts to answer scientific questions and tries to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat a disease.  Clinical trials also may compare a new treatment to a treatment already available.

Get involved

Healthcare providers or patients themselves can search the UNMC Clinical Trials Databases to find a study specific to a particular condition or disease from the menu at right.  To learn more about UNMC research, the research process, or to participate in a clinical trial contact the Research Subject Advocate Office ( or 402-559-6941).

Cancer Trials through the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Through a first of its kind program, the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at UNMC is working with hospitals in Grand Island, North Platte, Scottsbluff, Kearney, Lincoln and Hastings to bring its cancer clinical trials right to patients in their own communities.  For questions about a cancer trial offered near you contact (402-559-7507) or email .