Regional Health - John Vucurevich Cancer Care Institute
Clinical Trial Research
Clinical trials are research studies conducted with patients. Clinical trials are used to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat cancers. They can also be used to study the psychological impact of cancer and help to improve patient comfort and quality of life.
The physicians at the Cancer Care Institute are members of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, and the Gynecologic Oncology Group. These memberships, and our affiliations with other major study groups, give area patients the chance to participate in research funded by the National Cancer Institute. Additional clinical trial research opportunities are available through partnerships with major pharmaceutical companies.
Patients who take part in clinical trials have a unique opportunity to receive the most advanced care available - either with a new treatment or with the best standard therapy (the one to which the new approach is being compared). Patients interested in clinical trials are encouraged to discuss this option with their doctors.
Call (605) 755-2300 if you are interested in any of our clinical trials.