Clinical trials test new treatments in people with cancer. The goal of this research is to find better ways to treat cancer and help cancer patients. In clinical trials, both research concerns and patients' well-being are important. To help protect patients and produce results, research is carried out according to strict scientific and ethical principles.  If you have any questions about how clinical trials work, ask your doctor, nurse or other health professional.

The Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute's Program for Clinical Research plays an integral role in the care of the cancer patient at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.  A guiding principle of the research program is to provide better access to promising clinical trials to patients in our area, so they do not need to drive hours in order to find a trial they might be interested in participating in.

Peninsula Regional Medical Center is one of three hospitals in Maryland – and the only Eastern Shore hospital – accepted into the elite Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network. PRMC also participates in National Cancer Institute and pharmaceutical-sponsored studies.

Access to clinical trials is a benefit for patients and their families being treated in our Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute because it provides them with the latest treatment and technology available for specific types of cancer without having to travel far from home.  All patients are monitored by the medical oncologist and/or the radiation oncologist, and treatments are given at Peninsula Regional Medical Center or in their physician's office. 

Current Clinical Trials