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Cancer Research and Trials

UMass Memorial Medical Center is at the forefront of some of the nation’s most promising research and treatment programs. Our partnership with UMass Chan Medical School has allowed us to:

  • Research new treatments for cancer
  • Better understand cancer
  • Improve cancer prevention methods
  • Improve early detection and therapies

Clinical cancer research trials are ongoing and change regularly. If you’re interested in taking part, talk with your doctor. The Cancer Research Office can also talk to you about trials that may open in the near future.

Find trials. Cancer clinical research trials are underway in many areas:

  • Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Breast cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Genitourinary cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Palliative care
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pediatric cancers
  • Skin cancers

Cancer research not only serves UMass Memorial patients, but the knowledge and discoveries made here are shared with top cancer centers across the country.

Results from Cancer Research

  • New strategies for early detection and cancer prevention
  • New approaches for prostate cancer therapy
  • Enhanced capabilities for bone marrow transplant
  • Treatment for malignant (cancerous) melanoma
  • Discoveries that pave the way for diagnosis of pancreatic cancer
  • A combined chemotherapy/surgical procedure for late-stage peritoneal cancer
  • Three-dimensional imaging of breast tumors
  • Clinical trials for advanced tumors using gene therapy (alteration of genes to treat disease)
  • Radiation therapy with increased precision
  • Treatment of breast and prostate cancer bone metastasis (spread of cancer)
  • Stem cell therapy for leukemia
  • New targeted therapeutics for the treatment of lymphoma

To learn more about clinical trials and cancer research, call 508-856-3216 or email