Clinical Trials

What are Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are patient studies that test new treatments and therapies. A trial may test drugs, a new type of therapy, new ways to do surgery, new medical devices, new combinations of treatments, or other new approaches to medical care. Often, clinical trials give children with rare or hard-to-treat conditions access to innovative treatments that may help where traditional options fail.

Clinical trials at Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital is currently leading or collaborating in hundreds of clinical trials, including trials for heart disease, cancer, blood disorders, neurological impairments, asthma and other respiratory diseases, bone and joint conditions, organ transplants, and much more.

To find a Boston Children’s Hospital clinical trial, visit and search for “Boston Children’s Hospital” and your child’s condition.

Cancer, blood disorder, and stem cell transplant clinical trials

To search our cancer, blood disorder, stem cell transplant or gene therapy trials, you also can use the pediatric cancer and blood disorder clinical trial search on the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center website.