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Clinical Research Institute 

Why HSHS Wisconsin Clinical Research Institute? We are a top national cancer research center with more than 30 years of experience in conducting clinical trials.

male and female doctors doing cancer research in a lab

Clinical Trials

More than 1,100 different clinical trials have been provided to more than 5,300 patients. Our ability to conduct research studies opens up new avenues of hope, as they provide our patients with more treatment options.

Why are clinical trials important?

Today, people are living longer lives from successful cancer treatments that are the results of past clinical trials. Through clinical trials, doctors determine whether new treatments are safe and effective and work better than current treatments. Clinical trials also help us find new ways to prevent and detect cancer. And they help us improve the quality of life for people during and after treatment. When you take part in a clinical trial, you add to our knowledge about cancer and help improve cancer care for future patients. Clinical trials are the key to making progress against cancer. Patients not only help improve care for future patients, but often times can access the latest cutting-edge therapies for themselves years before it is available outside of clinical trials.

Search for Clinical Trials 

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We continually strive at being a national leader in improving cancer care for all patients. The HSHS Wisconsin Clinical Research Institute and medical and radiation oncology physicians at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers have recently received awards from the National Cancer Institute for their exceptional efforts in enrolling qualified patients in cancer clinical trials.

Opportunities for you to directly contribute to research
Clinical trials are opportunities for you to directly contribute to the body of knowledge scientists need to prevent, treat and cure cancer. Although significant progress has been made in early diagnosis of cancer and in cancer treatment, there continues to be a large unmet need and many unanswered questions for many types of cancers. Clinical trials provide patients with access to emerging therapies while also helping to provide data needed to improve cancer care and survival overall.

Nationally, approximately 2-4% of cancer patients participate in clinical trials. At HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers, we have enrolled from 13% to 21% of patients in clinical trials annually over the past five years. This is due to the large number of clinical trial opportunities we offer, along with our oncologists’ unwavering commitment to provide patients with the most advanced options available.
 
Prevention studies to help people remain cancer free
We continually strive at being a national leader in improving cancer care for all patients. The HSHS Wisconsin Clinical Research Institute and medical and radiation oncology physicians at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers have recently received awards from the National Cancer Institute for their exceptional efforts in enrolling qualified patients in cancer clinical trials.