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Cancer Clinical Trials

Complete Clinical Trial List

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate new procedures or drugs, weighing their effectiveness against current, standard protocols. BIDMC investigators studying cancer help "translate" their laboratory discoveries into clinical trials that eventually lead to improved treatments that benefit patients here and elsewhere.

Our specialty programs participate in a wide range of Phase I through Phase IV studies that investigate new uses of FDA approved drugs as well as novel investigational agents. Because the Cancer Center at BIDMC is part of a full service hospital, patients enrolled in clinical trials receive cohesive, patient-focused, comprehensive care.

What Are the Benefits of Participating?

The Cancer Center's acclaimed clinical researchers offer patients novel treatment options through a number of clinical trials. Through these special research studies, patients can access new, potentially more effective treatment options before they become more widely available.

Our patients benefit from BIDMC's membership in the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, the largest cancer research consortium in the country. This provides them with access to a broad array of the most current clinical trials. 

BIDMC physician-scientists participate in some 140 clinical trials in connection with:

The Cancer Clinical Trials Office

The Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) at BIDMC supports clinical research in all cancer-related programs.

The CCTO coordinates with the BIDMC Institutional Review Board (IRB), a governing body that oversees the safety and integrity of clinical trials. On behalf of Cancer Center investigators, the CCTO submits to the IRB new protocols, protocol annual continuing reviews, protocol and consent form amendments and treatment toxicity and efficacy information in compliance with local and federal regulations. Routine self and external audits are conducted to ensure protocol compliance and quality, patient safety, and to promote continued staff education.

For information about cancer-related clinical trials at BIDMC, please call the CCTO at 617-667-3060.

What Clinical Trials Are Available?

Click the links below for listings of active and enrolling cancer-related clinical trials at BIDMC, by specialty area.

Phase 1 Trials

AIDS Malignancy

Biologic Therapy

Brain Tumor

Breast Cancer

Colon and Rectal Cancer

Gastrointestinal Cancer

Genitourinary Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer

Hematologic Malignancies / Bone Marrow Transplant

Kidney Tumor

Liver Cancer

Thoracic / Lung Cancer

Melanoma / Cutaneous Cancer

Pancreatric Cancer

Prostate Cancer


Thyroid / Endocrine Cancer



Contact Information

Arline Broberg, Project Coordinator
Cancer Clinical Trials Office
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Contact Information

Cancer Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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