Our partnership with the National Cancer Institute, as well as academic,
industry and pharmaceutical research programs, enables our patients to
participate in clinical and research trials that are shaping the future
of cancer care. Participation in clinical trials gives cancer patients
access to new medications, and technologies and procedures frequently
not available elsewhere. Members of our specialty teams work together
to provide trial participants with real-time, evidence-based personalized care.
Our partners in research:
- NRG Oncology – Supported by National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials
Network (NCTN). Comprised of National Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
(NSABP), the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), and the Gynecologic
Oncologic Group (GOG)
- Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology – Supported by National
Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). Comprised of American
College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACoSOG), Cancer and Leukemia Group
B (CALGB), and North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG).
- Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) – Clinical Trials Cooperative Group
- Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU) – A research support system to
access National Cancer Institute clinical trials.
- Academic Centers – The Cleveland Clinic, City of Hope, Mayo Clinic
and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device sponsored trials
Different types of treatment are available for cancer patients. Some treatments
are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested
in clinical trials. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant
to help improve current treatments or obtain information on new treatments
for patients with cancer. When clinical trials show that a new treatment
is better than the standard treatment, the new treatment may then become
the standard treatment. Patients may want to think about taking part in
a clinical trial. Some clinical trials are open only to patients who have
not started treatment.
For more information on clinical and research trials available through
The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment