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Clinical Trials

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    Search clinical trials for adult and pediatric cancers and blood disorders offered through Dana-Farber and our clinical partners.

    Search Dana-Farber clinical trials

    Search a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.

    Search national clinical trials

    About clinical trials

    Clinical trials are scientific studies in which new treatments – drugs, diagnostic procedures, and other therapies – are tested in patients to determine if they are safe and effective.

    Such trials help scientists answer questions about new cancer therapies, including: what diseases should they be used for? What doses of new drugs are most effective? And which patients can benefit the most from them?

    Nearly all cancer drugs in use today were tested and made available to patients through clinical trials.

    Should I participate in a clinical trial?

    If you’ve never been part of a clinical trial before, you may have concerns and questions about what to expect.