Cancer Clinical Research
The intent of clinical research is to look for new and better ways to prevent, detect, diagnose or treat a disease.
Nearly one in ten patients cared for at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center are part of a clinical trial that includes treatment for their disease. And, nearly one quarter of our cancer patients participate in clinical research that may go beyond the scope of treatment and include research done on blood samples, tissue samples, and diagnostic imaging.
Members of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center conduct clinical research studies to test the safety or effectiveness of experimental medications or devices in patients. As an institution, we believe that bench research makes a difference in bedside medicine.
People participating in clinical research have access to experimental medications or devices before they become available to the general public. If you participate, you may receive careful medical attention including examinations and tests at no cost. In some cases, you may be reimbursed for your time and expenses, such as travel.
How to Find Cancer Clinical Research
These online resources can assist you in finding and learning more about cancer-related clinical research.
If you need assistance, the Cancer Information Service staff at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center will run a search for you. Their nationwide toll-free number is 1-800-237-1225.