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Breast Cancer

SWOG S1416
NCI Sponsored
Phase II Randomized Placebo-controlled Trial of Cisplatin with or without ABT-888 (Veliparib) inMetastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer and/or BRCA Mutation-Associated Breast Cancer.
View on ClinicalTrials.gov
NRG-BR003
NCI
Sponsored
A Randomized Phase III Trial of Adjuvant Therapy Comparing Doxorubicin Plus Cyclophosphamide Followed by Weekly Paclitaxel with or without Carboplatin for Node-Positive or High-Risk Node-Negative Triple-Negative Invasive Breast Cancer
View on ClinicalTrials.gov
Alliance
A011401
NCI Sponsored

Breast Cancer WEight Loss Study (BWEL Study)
View on ClinicalTrials.gov

Prostate Cancer

CK – 001
Industry
Sponsored
Virtual HDR CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Locally Recurrent Prostatic Carcinoma: a Phase II Study
View on ClinicalTrials.gov
RTOG 0924
NCI
Sponsored
Androgen Deprivation Therapy and High Dose Radiotherapy With or Without Whole-Pelvic Radiotherapy in Unfavorable Intermediate or Favorable High Risk Prostate Cancer: A Phase III Randomized Trial
View on ClinicalTrials.gov
For information about cancer clinical trials at AtlantiCare, please call the Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator, Kathryn A. Thomas, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP at 609-677-7735.
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Clinical trials can help patients while helping researchers understand more about cancer and its treatment.

Benefits of Clinical Trials

Clinical trials can help patients while helping researchers understand more about cancer and its treatment.

People take part in clinical trials for many reasons. While clinical trials offer no guarantees, they can provide benefits like:

  • Access to promising new treatments that are often not yet available to all patients
  • Close monitoring by a research team of doctors and other health professionals
  • A chance to be the first to benefit from the latest method under study Adding to what is known about one’s type of cancer, possibly leading to better options in the future

Protection of Participants

Federal rules help ensure that clinical trials are run in an ethical manner. Patient rights and safety are protected by:

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) All clinical trials in the U.S. must be approved and monitored by an IRB. The IRB’s main purpose is to protect the safety of study participants. This group of people is made up of medical experts and community members who review the risks and possible benefits of each study.
  • Informed Consent People who take part in a clinical trial have to give informed consent. Informed consent is the process of giving information to patients about the details of the study.This process starts before the study and continues during the study. These details,usually listed in a form which the patient signs, include the study’s purpose, length,procedures, possible risks and benefits, and staff contact information.

The AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, is proud to offer patients in our community the chance to take part in clinical trials.

Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners is a select group of community hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Through this partnership, AtlantiCare offers patients, families, and their doctors the newest ways to prevent, find, and treat cancer.

For more information about Fox Chase Cancer Center and its Partners program, visit foxchase.org or call 1-888-FOX CHASE (1-888-369-2427).

 

 
Related Resources
View our list of open clinical trials.

For more detailed information about clinical trials, please visit the American Cancer Society’s website.

Clinical trials give you access to the latest treatments

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:

  • Prevent cancer
  • Find and diagnose cancer
  • Treat cancer
  • Help with symptoms of cancer or side effects of treatment

Treatment studies might include:

  • New drugs or combinations of drugs
  • New ways to perform surgeries
  • Ways to make current treatments better
  • New ways to give radiation therapy

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:

  • Access to promising new treatments that are often not yet available to all patients.
  • Close monitoring by a research team of providers and other health professionals.
  • A chance to be the first to benefit from the latest method being studied, adding to what is known about one’s type of cancer and possibly leading to better options in the future.

For cancer clinical trials that are currently open and available through AtlantiCare, click here.

 

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