Clinical trials

Clinical trials give children with cancer and blood disorders the opportunity to receive new treatments. Talk with your child’s doctor about options.

Pediatric patient with cancer taking part in a clinical trial at Studer Family Children’s Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.

Clinical trials at Studer Family Children’s Hospital

Talk with your child’s oncologist at Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart about available clinical trials for your child’s type of cancer. We can discuss the benefits of participating in a clinical trial as part of their treatment. Your child’s doctor can help you decide if a clinical trial is right for your child.

Studer Family Children’s Hospital is a member of the Children's Oncology Group, a National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials group and the world’s largest organization dedicated to pediatric cancer research. As part of the Children’s Oncology Group, our specialists collaborate with doctors and researchers from across the world to bring new and advanced treatment options to our patients. At Studer Family Children’s Hospital, your child has the opportunity to participate in some of the latest clinical trials.

Many factors affect a child’s eligibility for clinical trials. Even if your child does not participate in a clinical trial, they may be cared for using the most up-to-date treatments developed by the Children’s Oncology Group. Talk with your child’s doctor to learn more.

Affiliated with University of Florida Health

Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart and UF Health, home of UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, bring together multidisciplinary teams of highly specialized doctors who are at the forefront of the latest research and clinical trials, and diagnostic, surgical and technological developments. This means your child and family are connected to some of the most advanced pediatric specialty care.

Clinical trials