Clinical trials, cancer
Also known as:
Cancer clinical trials
Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors and researchers find ways to improve health care. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat disease. The purpose of a clinical trial is to find out whether a medicine or treatment regimen is safe and effective for the treatment of a specific condition or disease. Clinical trials compare the effectiveness of the study medicine or treatment against standard, accepted treatment, or against a placebo if no standard treatment exists. See a list of current cancer clinical trials available at Providence.
At Providence Cancer Center, our scientists and clinicians work closely together to improve the standard of care through the integration of clinical trials into clinical practice. Our clinical trials include Robert W. Franz Cancer Research Center investigator initiated studies, National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored studies and pharmaceutical sponsored studies. The clinical trials team at Providence Cancer Center works directly with referring providers and their patients to find the most appropriate clinical trial(s) that fit their specific diagnosis.