Finding a Clinical Trial

Aprobado por la Junta Editorial de Cancer.Net, 05/2022

Cancer researchers are constantly creating new clinical trials to help find ways to improve cancer treatment, care, and prevention. Many organizations list open clinical trials online to help people find a research study that may be appropriate for them. Below are resources, lists, and searchable databases that can help you find a cancer clinical trial you may be interested in joining. Please note that links will take you to another, independent website. Always talk with your doctor about your clinical trial options.

    U.S. Government Clinical Trial Listings

    ClinicalTrials.gov. This government database lists publicly and privately supported clinical trials. The National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) maintains the website. It provides information on thousands of studies. The research addresses various disease and conditions, including cancer. Studies take place in all 50 states and internationally.

    National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Trials. This federal agency provides funding for most U.S. cancer clinical trials. The site lists open and closed cancer clinical trials sponsored or supported by NCI. Find NCI-supported clinical trials with the search tool.

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    General Clinical Trial Listings

    Ancora.ai. This site provides a questionnaire-based tool, available in English, Spanish, and German, that identifies clinical trial options. Clinical trials in all 50 U.S. states and international countries are included.

    Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP). The staff at CISCRP will conduct free clinical trial searches. To request their help, complete the online form. You will receive potential research study matches.

    CenterWatch. This organization provides information on clinical trials. It includes a database with thousands of open clinical trials.

    EmergingMed Clinical Trial Navigator Service. EmergingMed's online service identifies clinical trial options. These options are based on a person's diagnosis, stage, and treatment history. Upon request, clinical trial specialists provide telephone support.

    Lazarex Cancer Foundation. This foundation helps people find clinical trials and financial assistance. Request help through the organization's online contact form or by phone.

    Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR) Study. The TAPUR Study is a clinical trial conducted by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It studies advanced cancer in adults. And it explores whether specific targeted therapies may benefit more patients.

    World Health Organization (WHO) International Clinical Trials Registry Platform. The WHO coordinates health matters within the United Nations. This search portal gathers clinical trial information from many countries’ registries.

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    Disease-specific Clinical Trial Listings

    The following organizations provide cancer type-specific clinical trial listings and other research study opportunities.

    Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. This organization provides a list of bladder cancer-specific clinical trials, sortable by bladder cancer disease state and location.

    BreastCancerTrials.org. This service helps users find breast cancer-specific clinical trials. It includes a separate search engine for metastatic breast cancer trials.

    Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA). MRA's clinical trial finder suggests melanoma clinical trials based on your answers to a series of questions.

    Metastatic Breast Cancer Project (MBCproject). The MBCproject gathers information on metastatic breast cancer. The findings will help researchers explore new treatment approaches in the future.

    Metastatic Prostate Cancer Project (MPCproject). The MPCproject gathers information on advanced and metastatic prostate cancer. The findings will help researchers study new treatment options in the future.

    National Brain Tumor Society Clinical Trial Finder. This database allows people to search for brain tumor-specific clinical trials.

    Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Clinical Trial Finder. This service allows people to search for pancreatic cancer-specific clinical trials.

    SPOHNC Clinical Trial Navigation Service. Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC) provides this resource, which helps people find diagnosis-specific clinical trials.

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Clinical Trial Support Center. This service helps people with leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma. People connect with support specialists by phone, live chat, or email.

    Us TOO Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Finder. Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network provides this resource. The service offers information on prostate cancer-specific clinical trials.

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    You may also be able to search for clinical trials through other organizations, such as:

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