Clinical Trials

As the only academic medical center in New Hampshire, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System have many active trials that are enrolling patients across the system.

A clinical trial is one of the final steps in a long and careful cancer research process that is looking for better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat cancer. Clinical trials test new medical approaches in patients with cancer, and are important to developing new treatments for cancer. Many of the standard treatments that patients with cancer receive today were developed based on the results of previous clinical trials. We offer clinical trials at all of our locations.

View the list of head and neck cancer clinical trials with which this cancer care program is currently involved.

Research interests

Our research interests involve:

  • Adjuvant therapy for high-risk patients
  • Chemoprevention therapy
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • New chemotherapeutic strategies for recurrent tumors
  • Surgical and non-surgical organ-sparing therapy protocols
  • Palliative therapy
  • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) phase II and III clinical trials
  • Re-irradiation protocols
  • Image guided surgery and use of intraoperative imaging to improve surgical resection margins