The National Cancer Institute's

Center for Cancer Research

Creating the cancer medicines of tomorrow through bold biomedical research

A patient speaks with a CCR nurse and scientist-physician

Clinical Trials

Our highly trained physicians offer clinical trials for patients with cancer, HIV or immunodeficiency disorders.  All trials take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, and through telehealth.  Once you are enrolled in a clinical trial at the Clinical Center, medical care is free.



Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. 

Surgical Oncology clinical trainees

Training Opportunities

Our innovative training programs educate and mentor the next generation of researchers and physician-scientists, from summer students to faculty members.  We can help you launch your career in basic, clinical, or translational research.