Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that test new treatments to see how well they work. MSKCC is one of the world’s largest clinical cancer research programs. There are four different types of clinical trials that are run at MSKCC:

Cancer treatment trials: These trials test new combinations of drugs, new approaches to surgery or radiation therapy, or other experimental treatments

15-148: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial of Patient Controlled Epidural Analgesia versus Intravenous Patient Controlled Analgesia for Post-Operative Pain Control in Patients Undergoing Elective Open Liver Resection

Cancer prevention trials: These trials test new ways to prevent disease in people who have never had cancer, or to stop it from coming back in people who have. These approaches may include medicines, vaccines, vitamins, or lifestyle changes

Diagnostic trials: These trials study new tests for understanding an individual person’s disease

15-015: Interrogation of Exosome-mediated intercellular Signaling in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

E15-166: Utility of Intra-operative Image Guidance System for Missing Metastases

12-236: Safety and Feasibility of Perihepatic Phlebotomy During Pancreatic and Hepatic Resections

Screening trials: These trials test the best way to detect cancer

Quality-of-life trials: These are also called supported care trials and they explore ways to improve comfort for patients living with cancer

15-057: Health Related Quality of Life Following Hepatectomy for Colorectal Liver Metastases: Global and Disease Specific Changes over Time