Clinical Trials For Cancer Patients

Cancer clinical trials are research studies that primarily involve people who have cancer. 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. When you participate in a clinical trial, you add to the world’s knowledge about cancer and help improve cancer care.

Participating In Clinical Trials

Numerous clinical trials are available to Premier Health cancer patients thanks to our partnerships with Wright State University  and the Dayton Clinical Oncology Program

Participating in a clinical trial is voluntary. Some volunteers in the trial receive the new treatment, therapy, or 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 therapy 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 a hospital 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 to protect participants’ safety and well-being. 

Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Clinical Trials

If you or your loved one is considering 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.

Contact Us

Our cancer team is here for you. Our cancer specialists have access to nationally recognized cancer care protocols and best practices, since Premier Health is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our patients benefit from advanced local care backed by the world-renowned expertise of the nation’s leading cancer center. 

Call the Premier Health cancer hotline at (844) 316-HOPE(844) 316-4673 (4673), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to connect with a Premier Health cancer navigator.