Clinical trials are biomedical research studies for patients that follow a pre-defined protocol. The majority of clinical trials at SNCC are interventional studies, meaning patients are assigned to a treatment or other intervention and their outcomes are measured. In 2018, 8.5 percent of SNCC patients participated in a clinical trial. Fewer than 5 percent of adults (less than 1 in 20) with cancer will take part in a clinical trial nationally.
There are several benefits to participating in clinical trials including:
- Playing a more active role in one’s own health care
- Gaining access to novel treatments
- Helping others by contributing to medical research
Research is part of our commitment to innovation, providing access to new treatments that are not yet commercially available. We offer a variety of research studies on promising new therapies for patients who wish to consider this option. If a specific clinical trial is not available at our center, we make every effort to find clinical trials at other centers for our patients.
If you wish to discuss a trial, please contact our Research Department at (402) 327-7363.