Research and Clinical Trials
In the fight against cancer, Yale Cancer Center (YCC) has been at the forefront of understanding the fundamental mechanisms of cancer biology and in developing effective therapies for the treatment of cancer. Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine work to advance cancer research, prevention, and patient care, as well as community outreach and education.
History of Excellence in Cancer Research
There is a long history of excellence in cancer research at Yale University. Yale School of Medicine is home to the country's first university-based Medical Oncology section, and its faculty pioneered many breakthroughs in cancer treatments, including the first-ever successful use of chemotherapy at Yale New Haven Hospital in 1942. Since then, our faculty has developed and characterized a number of therapeutic agents that are still in use today.
Learn more about Research Programs at Yale Cancer Center
Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. Each study answers scientific questions and tries to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, or treat a disease. People who take part in cancer clinical trials have an opportunity to contribute to knowledge of, and progress against, cancer. They also receive up-to-date care from experts.
Learn more about Cancer Clinical Trials at Yale Cancer Center
Listed below are just some of the research initiatives underway at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center.