Adventist Cancer Institute and Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute offer a variety of clinical research trials.
Clinical research trials are a way to test the safety and effectiveness of new ideas and procedures in an ethical, safe and controlled environment. Many of the current medical treatments available today were developed in a clinical research trial.
All clinical research trials performed at Adventist Midwest Health sites have been reviewed and approved by the an Institutional Review Board. In addition, most clinical trials have an independent Data Safety Monitoring Board that is responsible for ongoing safety oversight of the clinical trial.
Anyone interested in participating in a clinical trial will complete a thorough informed consent process prior to enrollment. Clinical trial participation can benefit the person enrolled in the trial as well as others in the future.