Research and clinical trials for bladder cancer

All cancer treatments have to be fully researched before everyone can use them. This is so we know that they work and are better than the treatments already available. And that they are safe. 

Researchers around the world are looking into the diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer.

Go to Cancer Research UK’s clinical trials database if you are looking for a trial for bladder cancer in the UK. You need to talk to your specialist if there are any trials that you think you might be able to take part in.

Bladder cancer research

Researchers are looking at better ways to diagnose, detect and treat bladder cancer. 

Our Research

Find out how our researchers are discovering new ways to tackle bladder cancer.

Find a clinical trial

Our clinical trials database has open, closed and result summaries of trials in the UK.

What clinical trials are

Trials aim to find out if a new treatment or procedure is safe or better than a current treatment.

How to join a clinical trial

If you see a trial you're interested in, discuss it with your doctor or specialist.

What you should know

Before you agree to take part in a clinical trial, researchers must explain to you what it involves.
Last reviewed: 
04 Jan 2023
Next review due: 
04 Jan 2026