Quad Cities' Leader in
As the trusted Cancer Center in the Quad Cities, we are leading the way in cancer research and clinical trials. Click here for a complete and current listing of Trinity's cancer research clinical trials.
Cancer research, also referred to as clinical trials, is the study of medical treatments in people with cancer. Clinical trials may test new drugs, new approaches to surgery or radiation therapy, new combinations of treatment, or new methods such as gene therapy or targeted therapy.
After laboratory research shows that a new method has promise for preventing cancer, treating cancer or managing the side effects of cancer or cancer care, it must be tested with human subjects in a clinical trial. A clinical trial is one of the final stages of a long and carefully constructed cancer research process.
In 1987 Trinity Medical Center made a commitment to play a national role in cancer research. Today, this commitment is paying off by locally providing the latest cancer-fighting interventions for treatment and prevention. As a part of NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), Trinity Medical Center is a member of the following research groups, Trinity Medical Center is a member of the following research groups:
- The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, a clinical trials network sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
- The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
- The Clinical Trials Support Unit
- Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Consortium
These affiliations mean that Trinity physicians are working with cancer researchers at the National Center Institute (NCI) and its network of nationwide cancer researchers.
In addition to our physicians, research nurses are integral members of Trinity's multidisciplinary team implementing clinical trials. The research nurse is responsible for teaching the patient about the trial, carrying out the physician's orders and determining how patients are responding to treatments. Patients who are eligible for a clinical trial and choose to participate are followed closely by the cancer research team.
Trinity's commitment is to bring the newest cancer treatments and hope to people in the Quad Cities.
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