Clinical Trials & Technology
Cancer Clinical Trials
CHI Health participates in over 50 cancer clinical trials to find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Doctors use clinical trials to learn more about how to fight cancer. In addition to the long term gains, patients can gain in the short term, too. Through clinical research, physicians at CHI Health are able to offer their patients innovative, emerging treatments that are not currently available.
Moving Research to Bedside
Through the Catholic Health Initiative Institute for Research (CIRI) Oncology Research Alliance (CORA), CHI Health is a member of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Community Oncology Research Program. There are 34 NCORP sites across the country. Participation in the NCORP program allows CHI Health patients access to cancer prevention, control, screening, and post-treatment surveillance clinical trials conducted by NCORP and to NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) treatment, imaging and quality of life trials. For more information about the NCORP program, visit http://ncorp.cancer.gov
Participants in clinical trials play an active role in their own healthcare, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available and help others by contributing to medical knowledge. But with trials can come many questions. As the patient, it is your decision whether to take part in a clinical trial. Ask as many questions as you need to ask until you feel comfortable with the answers you have received.
If you have cancer, you want access to every option and every resource to make you better. The CHI Health Cancer Center offers patients the most opportunities to participate in cancer trials, the best scientific thinking, the latest translation of national research into bedside practices, and state-of-the-art technology.
State of the Art Equipment
The CHI Health Cancer Center offers some of the region’s leading technologies to accurately diagnosis and to aggressively treat all types of cancer.