You do not need a doctor to refer you. You can find out about a clinical trial during a routine office visit with your specialist, or you can also search for answers yourself.

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, find one in your area for which you qualify.

You can also start your research on websites such as Clara Health or ClinicalTrials.gov that list all trials that are currently recruiting around the world. These websites will supply you with contact information for studies so you can reach out to the researching physicians personally.

This information first appeared on Healthline. Page last reviewed on June 23, 2017.