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Featured Clinical Trials Supported by the National Cancer Institute

Today, thousands of cancer clinical trials are under way in the United States. Clinical trials answer vital research questions that lead to better screening, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options for all cancers. This section highlights NCI-supported cancer trials and demonstrates the breadth of clinical cancer research supported by the Institute.

To find other cancer trials open to enrollment:

  • Call NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) for information about trials all across the country. The call is toll-free and completely confidential.
  • Use the clinical trials search form to look online for trials listed on NCI's website. The form has a Help link for tips about searching for clinical trials.
  • For information about cancer trials taking place on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland, call NCI’s Clinical Trials Referral Office at 1-888-NCI-1937 (1-888-624-1937). The call is toll-free and completely confidential.
  • Immunotoxin Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Hairy Cell Leukemia
    (Posted: 03/12/2014) - In this trial, patients with hairy cell leukemia who have relapsed multiple times or not responded to prior chemotherapy will be treated with an experimental immunotoxin called moxetumomab pasudotox given intravenously on days 1, 3, and 5 of 28-day cycles.
  • Blocking DNA Repair in Advanced BRCA-Mutated Cancer
    (Posted: 01/31/2014) - In this trial, patients with relapsed or refractory advanced cancer and confirmed BRCA mutations who have not previously been treated with a PARP inhibitor will be given BMN 673 by mouth once a day in 28-day cycles.
  • Immune Depletion to Enhance Immunotoxin Therapy
    (Posted: 09/18/2013) - In this clinical trial, patients with advanced mesothelioma who have not benefited from previous chemotherapy will receive pentostatin and cyclophosphamide to prevent an anti-immunotoxin immune response prior to and in conjunction with SS1P immunotoxin therapy.
  • Preventing High-Risk Adenomas and Second Cancers in Colon Cancer Survivors
    (Posted: 06/20/2013) - In this phase III trial, people who have undergone curative surgery for stage 0-3 colon cancer, with or without adjuvant chemotherapy, will be randomly assigned to take sulindac and a placebo, eflornithine and a placebo, both sulindac and eflornithine, or two placebo pills for 36 months.
  • Refining Post-Surgical Therapy for Women with Lymph Node-Positive Breast Cancer
    (Posted: 02/05/2013) - In this phase III trial, women with HER2-negative, HR-positive breast cancer and 1-3 positive lymph nodes with recurrence scores of 25 or lower will be randomly assigned either to undergo adjuvant chemotherapy before starting endocrine therapy or to begin endocrine therapy without chemotherapy.
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