Finding a Clinical Trial

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 09/2017

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, a good first step is to talk with your doctor. New clinical trials are being created constantly. There are a number of organizations that list open clinical trials. This helps people interested in joining a clinical trial find one that may be appropriate for them. Remember to talk with your doctor for more information about any of the clinical trials you find.

General clinical trial listings

The organizations listed below in alphabetical order offer free, searchable listings of cancer clinical trials. Please note that if you select one of these websites, you will leave Cancer.Net. Other organizations that offer such search engines include individual medical/cancer centers, pharmaceutical companies, and patient advocacy organizations.

Disease-specific listings

The organizations listed in alphabetical order below provide clinical trials listings and other study opportunities for a specific type of cancer.

  • This online service helps users to find breast cancer-specific clinical trials by offering study summaries, a way for users to share their online health history with research sites, and an alert service that notifies users of recently added clinical trials. It also offers Metastatic Trial Search, allowing people to search for clinical trials specifically for metastatic breast cancer.

  • The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project website allows people diagnosed with this stage of the disease to join a research study aimed at learning more about it and finding new treatment approaches. This project was highlighted at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.

  • The Metastatic Prostate Cancer Project website allows people diagnosed with advanced or metastatic prostate cancer to participate in research studies aimed at better understanding the disease and finding new treatments.

  • National Brain Tumor Society. This organization’s Clinical Trial Finder allows people with brain tumors to search for clinical trials based on their needs and location. The website also provides contact information for the clinical trial teams.

  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. By calling a toll-free number, clinical trial specialists at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society can provide a list of possible clinical trials for leukemia, lymphomas, or myeloma, based on each patient’s specific medical and personal situation.

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. This organization provides comprehensive and free information for people with pancreatic cancer. Through their online Clinical Trial Finder, patients can search for open clinical trials specifically for pancreatic cancer.

  • Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer (SPOHNC). SPOHNC provides a Clinical Trial Navigation Service to help patients find clinical trials specific to their diagnosis. By calling a toll-free number, the Clinical Trial Navigators at SPOHNC will help guide you to appropriate clinical trials.

  • Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network. This nonprofit is a resource for people with prostate cancer. Patients can fill out a short questionnaire and use the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Finder to find treatment clinical trials that are relevant to them.

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