Clinical Trials

Research Improves Outcomes

Dana-Farber Research

Nearly all cancer drugs in use today were once tested and made available to patients through clinical trials. Patients who choose to participate in a trial receive the most advanced cancer treatment available, sometimes years before it’s offered anywhere else.

As a leader in advancing cancer care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute offers hundreds of clinical trials aimed at improving outcomes and reducing side effects. Patients have access to clinical trials through Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, a nationally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. In addition to the full portfolio of clinical trials in Boston, we are pleased to offer many select trials right here in our South Weymouth location at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital.

Our local select trials include those for patients with breast, colon, esophageal, gastric, gynecologic, lung, prostate or rectal cancer, which allows innovative treatment accessibility to the South Shore region.

Entering a clinical trial: Is it right for you?

By participating in a clinical trial, patients may not only benefit from a new leading-edge cancer treatment, but will also be advancing medicine and potentially helping others who are diagnosed with cancer for generations to come.

Learn more about the latest trials currently being offered and whether entering a clinical research trial is right for you.