What is a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials are human research studies that test new drugs or treatments in a lab environment and compares them to current, standard treatments. Patient testing only occurs if pre-clinical research findings indicate the treatment is effective and safe.

Clinical trials are standard practice in cancer treatment for children, adolescents and young adults; about 60% of children with cancer are enrolled in a trial, as opposed to less than 5% of adult patients.

How CureSearch Supports Clinical Trials

We’re laser focused on accelerating the development of new treatments and only support projects that are. Through our Young Investigator and Acceleration Initiative, we fund translational research with the potential to reach the clinic – and patients - in 2-5 years. With our Catapult Awards, we’re funding innovative clinical trials with the highest potential for marketplace approval. Learn more about the types of clinical trials.

Learn more about pediatric clinical trials and hear from a family who participated in a clinical trial for their son:

Watch this video to learn about common misconceptions with clinical trials and hear facts.

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