Thanks to new methods of treatment and therapies, patients are surviving cancer more than ever. By participating in a clinical trial, you can help in the fight against cancer.
What is a Clinical Trial?
Research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. Each study answers scientific questions and tries to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, or treat a disease. Clinical trials may also compare a new treatment to a treatment that is already available.
What is the Value of Participating in a Clinical Trial?
- Access to novel care treatments, cutting edge technologies, and the latest scientific thinking about how to treat an illness or disease
- Because none of the standard (approved) treatment options have worked./li>
- Patients are unable to tolerate certain side effects of standard treatment
- Close monitoring by a research team of doctors and other health professionals
- Opportunity to be the first to benefit from the new method under study
- Adding to what is known about your cancer, possibly leading to improved options in the future.
- Obtaining expert medical care at a leading health care facility
- Because consideration, review, and consent are required for agreeing to participate in a clinical trial, some may perceive a clinical trial as a way to play an active role in your own health care…rather than accepting “standard” treatment
What Clinical Trials are Available?
More than 80 oncology-focused clinical trials are currently under management by Adventist Midwest Health personnel, affiliated physicians, and affiliated practice groups.
Studies range from tissue and tumor banking to interventional drug treatments to surgical procedures. We also support registry studies and offer research oversight for various humanitarian use devices that can support cancer care.
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital & Adventist La Grange Memorial Research:
- Dozens of oncology treatment protocols are available to patients
- Medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists and interventional radiologists lead studies that can benefit patients facing a wide variety of cancer diagnoses
- Meaningful relationships with leading drug companies and device manufacturers mean that AHH-affiliated physicians are routinely provided opportunities to pursue the latest research project opportunities
- Relationship that oncologist on AHH & ALMH medical staff have with the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, Southwestern Cooperative Group, Gynecologic Oncology Group, and US Oncology means that patients have access (through members of themedical staff) to clinical trials promulgated by the Clinical Trials Support Unit of the National Cancer Institute
- A list of currently available studies and/or potentially available studies are available at each group practice and/or on their practice website
- Weekly meetings are attended by affiliated oncologists to consider recent patient diagnoses and determine if a patient could qualify for a clinical trial
Click on the links below to view our current research trials: