Clinical trials research
Boston Children's Hospital oversees the largest and most active research effort at any pediatric center in the world. Our Brain Center is home to hundreds of clinical experts and laboratory researchers, all working together to quickly apply scientific discoveries to new treatment approaches for children. This means we offer many therapies, including clinical trials, that might not be available elsewhere.
Clinical trials are studies that may involve:
- evaluating the effectiveness of a new drug therapy
- testing a new diagnostic procedure or device
- examining a new treatment method for a particular disease
- taking a closer look at the causes and progression of specific conditions
If your physician recommends that your child participate in a clinical trial, you can feel confident that the plan detailed for that study represents the best and most innovative care. Taking part in a clinical trial at Children’s is entirely voluntary. Our team will be sure to fully address any questions you may have, and you may remove your child from the medical study at any time.