Exploring New Treatments Through Clinical Trials
For some patients, clinical trials provide the hope of treatment where there currently is no existing drug or regimen available. Franciscan Health’s research teams conduct second and third-wave drug trials that encompass all medical specialties. Patients who enroll in drug trials are able to access medications that have already shown promise in human studies months - sometimes years - before they are available to the public.
Our research team is motivated by the hope that treatments will be found for some of the most serious diseases and is committed to providing patients with the most recent advancements in treatment.
Benefits of our clinical trial programs
- Access to advancement treatment options and promising investigational interventions that are generally not available outside of a clinical trial
- Board-certified physicians as well as a staff of experienced registered nurses, phlebotomists and other support personnel
- An intervention that may be more effective than standard therapy - and if it is more effective - trial participants may be the first to benefit for it
- An opportunity to help other people who need cancer treatment in the future
Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. It is often helpful to talk to a physician, family members and or friends about your decision. After identifying some options, contact the study research staff and ask questions about the specific trials, the care expected while in a trial, and any cost associated if applicable.