Clinical Research


Our Purpose

Overseeing oncology-based clinical trials for the UMass Memorial Cancer Center, the Clinical Research Office’s mission is to provide support to clinicians and their patients for the clinical research being conducted in the Cancer Center.

As part of the UMass Memorial Cancer Center, the Clinical Research Office provides management services for oncology-based clinical trials for the Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care. For all clinical studies, this oversight includes:

  • Regulatory and Document Management; and,
  • Data collection and Coordination with sponsoring agencies


The UMass Memorial Cancer Center's clinical research is currently supported by both industry and cooperative group sponsors:


Cooperative Group Sponsors:

ACOSOG (American College of Surgeons Oncology Group)

CALGB (Cancer and Leukemia Group B)
CTSU (Cancer Trials Support Unit)
ECOG (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group)
NSABP (National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project)







Oncology-Based Clinical Trials Currently Open at the UMass-Memorial Cancer Center



  • AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia)
  • Breast 
  • Colon 
  • Gastro-Intestinal 
  • Genito-Urinary  
  • Hemotologic Malignancy 
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Other 
  • Pancreas 
  • Rectal 
  • Respiratory 
  • Skin 
  • Transplant Studies



For further information on clinical trials currently open in the Cancer Center please
contact the Clinical Research Office at (508) 334-7200.




There are currently thousands of clinical trials being conducted in the United States, and though they are crucial to improving cancer treatment and a vital component of cancer care, the National Cancer Institute reports that fewer than 5% of adults with cancer participate in these studies. There may be many reasons why this might occur.  If you would like more information on learning about clinical trials please click on the links provided below.

National Cancer Institute: Clinical Trial Information 

American Cancer Society: Clinical Trial Information