Clinical Trials for Cancer Patients

Cancer clinical trials are research studies that involve cancer patients. These studies aim to find a more effective way to do one or more of the following:

  • Treat cancer
  • Prevent cancer
  • Diagnose cancer
  • Manage the symptoms of cancer
  • Reduce the side effects of cancer treatment

Most of the cancer treatments used today are the result of clinical trials.

Participating in Clinical Trials

Numerous clinical trials are available to Premier Health cancer patients thanks to our partnerships with Wright State UniversityOff Site Icon and the Dayton Clinical Oncology ProgramOff Site Icon.

Participating in a clinical trial is voluntary. Some volunteers in the trial receive the new treatment/therapy/drug that is being tested. Other volunteers receive the standard treatment, or no treatment at all. When the trial ends, researchers use the results to determine if the new treatment/therapy/drug is more or less effective than the standard. If the researchers conclude that the new treatment/therapy/drug is proven to work better, the volunteers who received it during the clinical trial would be among the first to benefit from it.

Clinical trials follow strict guidelines and must be approved by the Institutional Review Board. This board is an administrative body that protects the rights and welfare of human research subjects who participate in research activities. The board ensures clinical trials meet specific standards of science and ethics.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Clinical Trials

If you or your loved one wants to consider volunteering for a cancer clinical trial, you likely have lots of questions, including: What trials are available? Am I eligible? Is there a cost? How do I enroll? Get answers to these and other common questions about clinical trials.

Get the Help You Need on Your Cancer Journey

We understand that having cancer can be a life-changing experience — and we’re here for you at every step of your cancer journey. Premier Health’s cancer team helps you and your loved ones with advanced diagnostics and treatments, compassionate support and facilities built around your needs. As a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, we offer you advanced local care backed by the world-renowned expertise of one of the top-ranked cancer centers in the nation.

The Premier Health cancer hotline is your one-stop link to the answers you need about cancer services across the region. To connect with a Premier Health cancer specialist, call (844) 316-HOPE (4673)(844) 316-HOPE (4673) Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Learn More About Cancer

The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about many types of cancer. Learn about conditions, treatments and much more.

Women Wisdom Wellness from Premier Health provides help for coping and thriving, despite cancer’s challenges, with trusted content reviewed by our experts.

Content Updated: February 21, 2019

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