Finding a Clinical Trial

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 11/2018

Researchers constantly create new clinical trials. And various organizations list the open clinical trials. This helps people find ones that may be appropriate for them. Talk with your doctor about your clinical trial options.

General clinical trial listings

The following organizations listed 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. This site provides a questionnaire-based tool, available in English and Spanish, that identifies trial options based on a person’s characteristics and trial eligibility criteria. People can set auto-alerts for new trials and can also connect to trial sites using the tool. Clinical trials in all 50 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. 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 diseases and conditions, including cancer. Studies take place in all 50 states and multiple countries.

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. 

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.

Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR) Study. The TAPUR Study is a clinical trial conducted by ASCO. It studies advanced cancer in adults. And it explores whether specific targeted therapies may benefit more patients. Learn more through Cancer.Net's TAPUR Study summary

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.

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

Disease-specific listings

The following organizations provide cancer type-specific clinical trial listings and other study opportunities. Please note that if you select one of these websites, you will leave Cancer.Net.

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. This organization provides a list of bladder cancer-specific clinical trials, sortable by bladder cancer disease state and location. This service helps users find breast cancer-specific clinical trials. It includes a separate search engine for metastatic breast cancer trials. And its alert service notifies users of recently added clinical 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. This project was highlighted at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting.

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

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. People can access information through an online search tool. Or they may call to speak with a Clinical Trial Navigator.

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. And the specialists provide a personalized list of relevant clinical trials. 

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. People access the information online or over the phone. 

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