Clinical Trials

Brain Tumor Clinical Trials

When considering treatment for a primary or metastatic brain tumor, some people consider clinical trials. Clinical trials can be a treatment consideration for all genders, ages and stages of the disease, from diagnosis to recurrence.

A clinical trial is a research study to determine if a new treatment or medical device is safe and effective or if a new treatment or device offers any benefit or advantage over treatments that are currently available.

Speak with your doctor or healthcare team to discuss if a clinical trial is right for you.

Resources

Explore Clinical Trials

Clinicaltrials.gov is a free service of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is maintained by the National Library of Medicine. The database includes an extensive list of privately and publicly-funded clinical trials throughout the U.S. and the world. You can search with generic terms (brain tumor, brain cancer) or by specific tumor type.

NCI-CONNECT (Comprehensive Oncology Network Evaluating Rare CNS Tumors) aims to advance the understanding of rare adult central nervous system (CNS) cancers. NCI-CONNECT is currently conducting clinical trials for 12 rare tumor types. If you are diagnosed with one of these 12 tumor types, speak with your doctor or call NCI-Connect at 1-866-251-9686 to discuss potential eligibility.

The Brain Tumor Network (BTN) is a navigation resource for adult patients and caregivers in the USA seeking information about brain tumor treatment options including clinical trials. This unbiased resource is provided at no cost to patients, caregivers, or healthcare professionals. To speak with a navigator, call 844-286-6110.

The Brain Cancer Project is a nonprofit, academic research endeavor to generate, aggregate and freely share data with the research community to advance the science of brain cancer. Adults diagnosed with brain cancer can help to advance research from the comfort of their homes by sharing copies medical records and/or providing a portion of their stored tumor tissue and/or a blood sample. Review their Fact Sheet or call 651.229.3480.