At MSK Kids, your child may be able to take part in a clinical trial, also known as a clinical research study. In a clinical trial, doctors evaluate a new treatment or combination of treatments to see if they are more effective than current treatments. Nearly every pediatric kidney tumor treatment used today exists because of a clinical trial.
Our patients have access to many of the latest clinical trials, some of which are available only at MSK Kids. We also participate in many nationwide clinical trials as a founding member of the Children’s Oncology Group, as the coordinating center and co-founder of the Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators’ Consortium, and through other clinical trial networks across the United States.
The decision to have your child take part in a clinical trial is entirely up to you and your family. Regardless of whether your child receives standard kidney tumor treatment or treatment through a clinical trial, he or she will benefit from MSK Kids’ ongoing commitment to providing the best care for children.
Learn more about MSK Kids’ current clinical trials for pediatric kidney tumors.