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At the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC), physicians and scientists are performing innovative research—including clinical trials—to help increase scientific knowledge of cancer and improve outcomes, not just for our patients but people with cancer around the world.

As we are one of about 50 U.S. comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute, our research programs are held to high standards. Cancer research is integral to our mission. Whether our experts are developing new treatments or better methods for administering treatment and performing surgery, the goal is to improve the quality of life for patients with cancer. 

UMGCCC Cancer Research Programs

We are conducting basic, clinical and translational research with the goal of helping people with cancer thrive despite living with the disease. We focus on developing more effective, less harmful cancer treatments; cancer prevention; and early detection for better prognoses.

Our physicians and scientists are drawn from University of Maryland School of Medicine; the University of Maryland, College Park; and various other schools and campuses within the University System of Maryland. We invite you to learn more about our comprehensive research programs and team of researchers and becoming part of the UMGCCC team.

UMGCCC Clinical Trials

Our physicians and scientists offer opportunities to participate in clinical research trials. These trials give patients access to treatment interventions that may not be widely available elsewhere for several years. Clinical trials often explore novel, cutting-edge interventions that may benefit patients.

UMGCCC is currently conducting more than 400 clinical trials. Search our database of clinical trials by disease site, treatment type, investigator or study number for information. We offer additional information on clinical research in general.

Community Outreach and Education

We support a state-wide effort aimed at educating and engaging the community in cancer education, prevention and treatment strategies. Our community outreach and education efforts are highly ranked and interactive.

We also support a wide range of projects focused on reducing cancer disparities in our local Baltimore metropolitan community.

Cancer Research Career Enhancement and Related Activities

UMGCCC fosters a stimulating, multidisciplinary education and training environment through active participation in the training of graduate students, medical students, residents and fellows, mentoring of junior faculty, and sponsoring of cancer-related educational and training activities. Learn more about our training opportunities in cancer research.