Clinical Trials

National Clinical Trials Database
Welcome to the National Cancer Clinical Trials Database. When you or a loved one are diagnosed with cancer, knowing every treatment option available is your first step in receiving the most complete care. Your treatment plan may include choosing to participate in a cancer clinical trial. Clinical trials in cancer are research studies designed to evaluate new cancer treatment, management, and prevention options. Clinical trials conducted with cancer patients evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new or modified cancer treatment strategies. New anticancer drugs, unique approaches to surgery and radiation therapy are used as well as various combinations of cancer treatments.

Many medical professionals encourage those diagnosed with cancer to at least consider participating in a clinical trial in addition to other treatment options. Furthermore, many treatment options for cancer patients are only available through clinical trials, making participation in a trial the only way to access certain therapies. So if you are not evaluating potential cancer treatments accessible through the clinical trials process alongside current standard therapies, you’re not weighing all of your available options.

Although there is currently no single, comprehensive source of available clinical trials,’s provides information on more than 2,000 clinical trials being conducted by leading cancer researchers from all 50 states. These clinical trials evaluate novel treatment approaches and new cancer drugs in all major cancer types, including breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, and many others. is a free and confidential cancer clinical trials matching and referral service. This resource is provided to cancer patients and their caregivers by leading cancer information specialists at Interested patients and their advocates may use this resource to:

  • Search—free of charge—for clinical trials applicable to your situation.
  • Search without sharing personal information until you find a trial that is appropriate. At this point you can directly call or e-mail the cancer clinic or center conducting the trial. In this manner your privacy is respected and ensured.
  • provides interested patients and their family members with additional services to help locate appropriate clinical trials.

Use the search engine below to look for clinical trials, or learn more about clinical trials.