Partners in Cancer Research
Scientists and doctors work every day to help us make progress against cancer. But they cannot do it alone. They need people like you—whether you have cancer, survived cancer, or are affected by cancer in your family—to help make advances. Learn more about cancer research and how you can become a partner in cancer research by taking part in a study.
What Are Cancer Research Studies?
Research studies help scientists make progress against cancer. Learn about the various types of cancer research studies supported by NCI, how patients are kept safe, and why it is important for people of all backgrounds to be included.
Ongoing Research Studies
Researchers at NCI conduct studies to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of cancer. Read about some of the ongoing studies and learn who is eligible to participate so you can become a partner in cancer research.
Get Involved in a Research Study
You can take part in NCI research. Before you do, learn about what it means to take part in a study, including the potential benefits and risks, how long the study is, and more.
NCI's Cancer Information Service
Information specialists at NCI’s Cancer Information Service (CIS), NCI's contact center, are available to help answer your cancer-related questions whether you are a patient, family member or friend, health care provider, or researcher. Our service is available in English and Spanish.
"I saw a clinical trial as a chance to get tomorrow's medicine today."
—Mel Mann, participant in Gleevec clinical trial