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Pediatric Cancer Clinical Trials Program

Survival rates for children with cancer have improved greatly in recent decades. Treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and stem cell transplantation can cure more three fourths of all pediatric cancer cases.

If your family is facing a decision about cancer treatment, a clinical trial may be right for your child. Clinical trials are not a last resort, but are often part of an overall treatment plan that includes standard therapy. This may be the right choice whether your child's cancer is newly diagnosed, a recurrence or an ongoing problem.

Our Pediatric Cancer Program offers clinical trials for many types of cancer, as well those for teenagers and young adults.

Your child's best interests always come first. Our detailed informed consent process ensures you fully understand the trial. If your child enters a trial, he or she may leave it at any time. No matter what course you choose, your decision will always have our respect and support.

We are active members of the Children’s Oncology Group, the world’s largest organization devoted to conducting clinical trials with child patients. Many of our faculty members hold important leadership roles in COG.

Talk to your doctor about whether a clinical trial may be right for your family.