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Clinical Trials

Clinical trials offer patients access to cutting edge cancer treatment protocols. Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) strives to be an active participant in the development of these new standards of care. Studies at SCI encompass new approaches to cancer from prevention and screening/diagnostic modalities to advances in treatment strategies. Please contact our Clinical Research Office to determine in you have a patient that may qualify for a study.

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials, also called research studies, test new treatments or compare new treatments to standard treatments, to find better ways to prevent, screen, diagnose and treat cancer. It is one of the final stages of a long and careful cancer research process.

Why is a clinical trial important?

If a new treatment proves effective in a study, it may become a standard treatment that can help others. Clinical trials answer important scientific questions and often directs future research. Clinical trials offer patients access to cutting edge cancer treatment protocols.

How do I find out more about clinical trials currently offered?

Call Kathy Robinson, PhD, Director of Clinical Trials at (217) 545-1946.