Through our partnership with Fox Chase Cancer Center, we offer patients the opportunity to enroll in clinical trials of investigational new medicines and therapies to fight cancer, manage side effects from treatment and improve quality of life. These research studies are conducted by some of the country’s most prominent medical research organizations, including the National Cancer Institute and other national cooperative groups. Almost every cancer treatment offered to patients today has come about because of a clinical trial. Your provider will discuss whether a clinical trial is available for you.
Cancer clinical trials are research studies that involve people. They look at ways to:
Treatment studies might include:
Taking part in a clinical trial is your choice. You may choose to take part or not, and you are free to leave at any time. People take part in clinical trials for many reasons.
While clinical trials offer no guarantees, they can provide such benefits as:
For breast cancer clinical trials that are currently open and available through AtlantiCare, click here.