When you have cancer, you don’t just want any treatment — you want the most advanced treatment available.
The Baystate Regional Cancer Program has an active clinical research program that includes access to the latest treatment options through clinical trials.
Clinical trials test ways to treat and prevent cancer. All of today’s standard cancer treatments are a result of clinical trials completed many years ago.
Clinical research is a critical factor in our ability to discover new treatments and improve care. We believe your best cancer treatment option is a clinical trial, and we encourage you to explore this option with your cancer care team.
Partnering with the Best
Our active clinical research program includes affiliations with National Cancer Institute-sponsored cooperative research organizations such as:
- Children's Oncology Group (COG)
- Gynecologic Oncology Group
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)
- National Surgical Adjuvant Bowel and Breast Project (NSABP)
- Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
In addition, our own cancer experts are consistently looking for novel approaches to cancer care and investigating clinical trials of new cancer agents. We also conduct research into our past performance through our active tumor registry. In this way, we continue to monitor our own quality and ensure the best possible outcomes for future patients.
If you are interested in joining a clinical trial, talk to your doctor. He or she can help you find out if a trial is right for you. Information on current trials can be found through the National Cancer Institute [Call 1-800-4-CANCER or visit to learn more.