Clinical Trials are research studies in which people help doctors find ways to improve health and health care.
They can help answer scientific questions and find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat cancer. Many of today's treatments for cancer are based on the results of past clinical trials. Because of progress made through clinical trials, many people treated for cancer now live longer, and some are even cured from their disease.
If you are interested in joining a research study, or to see if there are any ongoing trials that might be appropriate for your condition, talk to your doctor, nurse or you can call the Clinical Trials Office directly at 617.638.8265. There are research nurses and assistants available to speak with you.
Learn more about specific clinical trials.