These are some spots you can search for clinical trials.
- TrialConnect™ from the American Brain Tumor Association
When you receive a brain tumor diagnosis, you want and deserve to know about all available treatment options. To help you in this search, the American Brain Tumor Association has partnered with EmergingMed to offer a free, confidential, personalized service that matches your brain tumor type and treatment history with an appropriate clinical trial.
- The Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC)
The Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) is a group of 10 universities and childrens hospitals that offer a nationwide network of childhood cancer clinical trials. These trials are based on the research from a group of closely collaborating investigators who are linked with laboratory programs developing novel therapies for high-risk neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma. Participants include:
- Vermont Children's Hospital
- M. D. Anderson Orlando
- Cardinal Glennon St. Louis
- Rady Children's San Diego
- Levine Children's North Carolina
- Helen DeVos Children's Hospital - Michigan State University
- Medical University of South Carolina
- Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center - Saint Louis University School of Medicine
- Connecticut Children's Medical Center
- Doernbecher Children's Hospital - Oregon Health & Science University
- Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortium (POETIC)
The mission of the Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortium (POETIC) is to promote the early clinical development of promising therapies for the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and related disorders. Our participating centers:
- Alberta Children's Hospital (Aru Narenderan, MD, Ph.D)
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Howard Katzenstein, MD)
- Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics (Kathleen A. Neville, MD, MS)
- Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center (Mark Kieran, MD, PhD)
- MD Anderson Cancer Center (Cynthia Herzog, MD)
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Tanya Trippett, MD)
- Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital (John F. Kuttesch, Jr., PhD, MD)
- Phoenix Children's Hospital (Jessica Boklan, MD)
- Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins (Robert Arceci, MD)
- University of Colorado Denver and The Children's Hospital (Lia Gore, MD)
- University of Florida (Amy Smith, MD)
- Children and Clinical Studies
This site is hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), specifically for parents of children who are participating in clinical trials.Although the information presented is not limited to pediatric cancer clinical trials, the site is packed with valuable information regarding the trials process; families within the childhood cancer community will find this information to be timely and helpful. Among other things, you can learn more about:
- the importance of clinical trials in children,
- your rights while part of a trial,
- what to expect moving forward,
- where to find answers to questions you might have.
This comprehensive Web site offers information on government- and pharmaceutical company-sponsored clinical trials, as well as information on newly approved drugs.
They say about themselves - "TrialCheck®, winner of 2008 Consumer Health World Award “Best in Show,” is the country’s most up-to-date source of cancer clinical trial information. The Coalition’s copyrighted cancer clinical trials screening questionnaire will identify trials appropriate for you, your loved ones or your patients. TrialCheck® contains more than 4,000 cancer clinical trials from Cooperative Groups, National Cancer Institute (NCI), academic centers, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. TrialCheck is updated on a daily basis with new information.
- Oncology Inc.
Through registration, you can find a clinical trial that matches your needs. The database of trials is not complete
- Steve Dunn's Cancer Guide
This is a detailed explanation of clinical trials, including questions to ask, where to go and what to look for, from first-hand experience.
- The National Cancer Institute
Information on understanding and finding clinical trials. The site contains information on more than 1,600 open clinical trials.
- American Society of Clinical Oncology
The site offers an explanation of clinical trials, as well as a guide for finding an oncologist. It also contains information on all types of cancer, resources and coping strategies.
- CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service
This Web site answers questions about clinical trials currently being conducted at major medical centers.
- Cancer Clinical Trials Database - CancerNet
An extensive database of US and International clinical trials organised by type of cancer, trial type and location. Searches can be restricted by country, and by state (USA). Search results can be customised for patients or for health professionals.
- Clinical Trials and Noteworthy Treatments for Brain Tumors: the Musella Foundation
This site includes a searchable database of over 200 trials and treatments for brain tumors including new and experimental treatments. There is also a Brain Tumor Forum, a Journal Club, web links, newsletter, survivors stories and memorials.
- metaRegister of Controlled Trials (Current Controlled Trials, Current Sicience Group Ltd.) The metaRegister is an international directory of clinical trials in medicine. The site also includes a Controlled Trials Links Register and other features. Requires registration (free).