Research is the foundation for progress in cancer care. Our cancer clinical research team strives to understand the complexities of various forms of cancer in the effort to help develop new, viable treatment options. Promising new therapies or diagnostic approaches must be validated in real world conditions before they can be approved for general use.
Patients who participate in clinical trials are among the first to receive novel treatments before they become commonly available. As part of the process, patients are carefully screened for eligibility, including type of disease and its stage, as well as the participant’s age and general health. Accepted eligibility criteria help assure trial results accurately answer the research question and identify individuals who will benefit from the approach studied. In addition, the clinical research team follows enrolled patients for up to 20 years after their treatment is complete. This allows researchers to assess both the short and long term risks and benefits of the new therapy.
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Oncology Research Studies