Skip to main content

Ongoing Research Studies

Scientists supported by NCI conduct cancer research studies to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of cancer in people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. When volunteers participate in studies, they become a partner in cancer research—bringing hope to many and providing scientists an opportunity to find treatments for others in the future.

At any time, there are hundreds of NCI-supported studies that are ongoing throughout the United States. This page highlights studies supported by the Cancer Moonshot℠ Initiative that are recruiting volunteers. Get answers to your questions about the purpose of each study, whether you are eligible to participate, whether there are any costs involved, and more. You can also search for hundreds of clinical trials supported by NCI.

At this time, these Cancer Moonshot studies are enrolling participants:

  • The Cancer Moonshot℠ Biobank

    Tissue and blood samples donated by people with cancer are an important resource for understanding and accelerating cancer research. NCI created the Cancer Moonshot Biobank to collect tumor and blood samples from a diverse patient population. Researchers will use the data from samples to help answer pressing questions like why some patients respond to a particular cancer treatment and some do not.

  • MyPART Study for Pediatric and Adult Rare Tumors

    MyPART runs a research study that helps scientists learn about rare tumors by collecting and analyzing data from people or the relatives of people with rare tumors. This is a natural history study that takes place over a long period of time and does not involve treatment.

  • NCI-CONNECT Rare Brain and Spine Tumor Studies

    NCI-CONNECT research studies help scientists learn more about the causes of and treatments for central nervous system cancers. Eligible people with cancer can participate by providing samples for testing, answering questionnaires, and taking part in clinical exams.

NCI also supports many clinical trial research studies that are seeking participants. You can explore these options or get help being matched to a trial by calling our Cancer Information Service.