Our epilepsy specialists are constantly looking for more effective treatments to relieve children of their seizures. They are also working to make existing treatments safer.
Our clinical epileptologists and basic researchers work together so discoveries from the laboratory quickly become new treatments for children. We typically have severalclinical trials going on at any time. Our doctors are:
- searching for and testing new anti-seizure drugs
- evaluating new imaging techniques that help surgeons not to damage functional brain tissue
- developing and using new tools for diagnosis and therapy
You can read about the research we’re doing and the innovative strategies we use to help our patients on our Epilepsy and Seizures pages.
Participating in Clinical Trials
If your child’s seizures are not well managed by existing therapies, or if we believe that experimental methods would make his treatment safer, we may recommend a clinical trial. Our team will take care to explain these options to your family. Participation in any clinical trial is completely voluntary.
To find the latest information on our clinical studies, you can search for studies in our Epilepsy Program and throughout Boston Children’s here.
Introducing Boston Children's Epilepsy Genetics Program
Founded in 2011, our Epilepsy Genetics Program provides comprehensive clinical services, including genetic evaluation and counseling, and engages in prolific research to help children and families with known or suspected genetic epilepsy syndromes.