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Welcome to the National Pancreas Foundation Clinical Trials Resource Center, presented in partnership with CenterWatch, the leading publisher of information on clinical research for patients, their advocates and healthcare professionals. Please click on the links below to learn more about clinical research and about new medical therapies for treating pancreas disease and related indications.

Clinical Trials Resources

ANIMATED PANCREAS PATIENT: Before enrolling, learn what clinical trials are, how they are conducted, and why they are important for patients with diseases like pancreatic cancer. The animation also provides an overview of study design, eligibility criteria, informed consent, safeguards, different phases of clinical trials, and the potential benefits and potential risks of participation. The videos and animations are easy to digest and answer many patient questions on the importance of clinical trials.

CENTER WATCH: Search and browse to find a trial relevant to you. Read the trial details on eligibility, location and participation. You can also register to be notified when a trial you’re searching for begins.

CLINICALTRIALS.GOV: is a resource provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Explore 379,759 research studies in all 50 states and in 220 countries.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: This listing includes government-funded clinical research studies being conducted by the various National Institutes of Health.

LUSTGARTEN AND LET’S WIN: Explore which clinical trials may be available to you by using this free, unbiased matching service.


Email Notification Service

Register your email address to be notified when new pancreas disease trials are posted to the database.

FDA Drug Approvals

This is a comprehensive listing of drugs that have recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The drugs are organized by therapeutic area.

Research Centers

This directory provides detailed profiles of hundreds of clinical research centers organized geographically by state, city, and center name.

CenterWatch Research Headlines

Here you’ll find links to news articles and reports on recent advances in clinical research. This section is updated weekly and the information has been published in CenterWatch publications during the past weeks. There may not always be gastroenterology-related material included.

CenterWatch Patient Bookstore

Contains a variety of reports, brochures, and publications that patients and their advocates can use to learn more about the clinical trials industry and how to identify and volunteer for clinical trials.