Research & Innovation
Along with Dana-Farber Cancer institute, Children’s Hospital Boston is conducting numerous research studies that will help clinicians better understand and treat thyroid cancer. Learn more about our endocrinology research.
Children’s doctors and scientists have made many breakthrough discoveries about diseases like polio and leukemia; our ongoing innovative research continues to push the boundaries of the way pediatric medicine is practiced.
It’s possible that your child will be eligible to participate in one of Children’s current clinical trials. These studies are useful for a multitude of reasons: Some trials are designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a particular drug, treatment or therapy on a specific disease; others help doctors to better understand how and why certain conditions occur. At any given time, Children’s has hundreds of clinical trials underway.
If your child’s physician recommends participation in one of Children’s clinical trials, that likely means that your child’s physician believes that the plan outlined in that trial represents the absolute best, latest care your child can possibly receive.
And participation in any clinical trial is completely voluntary: We will take care to fully explain all elements of the treatment plan prior to the start of the trial, and you may remove your child from the medical study at any time.
To search for a cancer trial at Dana Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, go to: http://www.dana-farber.org/Research/Clinical-Trials/Clinical-Trials-by-Diagnosis.aspx?did=49
To search the NIH’s list of clinical trials taking place around the world, go to: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/search