HSHS St. Vincent Cancer Research Institute is a top national research center, with more than 25 years of experience in conducting clinical trials. More than 700 different clinical trials have been provided to more than 2,500 patients. The ability to conduct research studies opens up new avenues of hope, as they provide our patients with more treatment options.
Research compares the best-known treatment with new treatments, which have a possibility of improving current outcomes. Standard treatments used today are a result of past clinical trials.
In cancer research, clinical trials are designed to answer questions about new ways to:
- Treat cancer
- Find and diagnose cancer
- Prevent cancer
- Manage symptoms of cancer and/or its treatment
Whether or not to take part in a clinical trial is always the patient’s decision. All treatment options should be considered.
One important benefit of participating in a clinical trial is the possibility of being part of a breakthrough discovery in the treatment of cancer. Clinical trials help people who may get cancer in the future. But whether or not to take part in a clinical trial is always the patient's decision. All treatment options should be considered.
Through the St. Vincent Cancer Research Institute, patients have access to 130-140 clinical trials at any given time. Many of these trials are also available at our affiliated locations.
To find out more about clinical trials, call the St. Vincent Cancer Research Institute at 920-433-8889.