Creating safe drugs and effective treatments for cancers and other diseases requires significant research and testing before the therapies can be offered to patients. Participation in cancer clinical trials gives researchers more opportunity to develop drugs that may someday help you or your loved ones.

Your first choice for cancer clinical trials and research

As part of our mission, Portsmouth Regional Hospital continually provides the most advanced services available. We offer qualified patients a variety of opportunities to participate in clinical research trials—especially Phase I trials and Phase II trials—in collaboration with the Lahey Clinic, the National Cancer Institute, industry sponsors and the Sarah Cannon Research Institute.

Talk with your physicians about participating. They work with our research nurse coordinators to determine whether you qualify, and, if you do, they'll discuss the nature of the trials with you and your family.

Clinical trials at Portsmouth Regional hospital

Clinical trials at Portsmouth Regional Hospital continually change. We regularly offer trials related to:

  • Bone marrow cancers—multiple myeloma, polycythemia vera
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Partial breast irradiation
  • Prostate cancer
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Benefits of additional testing

See our current list of Open Clinical Trials.

Learn more about what's involved in clinical trials.

Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Even if you don't remember the old-time country comedian with the price tag still hanging from her hat, the woman who brought Minnie Pearl to life—Sarah Cannon—makes a significant contribution to cancer research. Before her death, Cannon established a namesake Nashville-based organization that sponsors many leading pharmaceutical trials and other cancer-related research in which Portsmouth Regional Hospital frequently participates.

Rehabilitation and recovery

Support your recovery and regain function during and after cancer treatment by taking advantage of the extensive outpatient rehabilitation services available to you through Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Your overall recuperation, return to daily activities and outlook on life can also benefit from our services for palliative care, pain management, behavioral health and integrative care.