Clinical Trials in Des Moines | John Stoddard Cancer Center

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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UnityPoint Health - John Stoddard Cancer Center

Clinical Trials

Research plays a large role in cancer care. Partnering with Iowa Oncology Research Association (IORA), John Stoddard Cancer Center, a service of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, is able to provide central Iowans with the opportunity to participate in over 50 national and international research studies. Through research, we have identified improved methods of treating patients. Over the years we have been able to diagnose cancers earlier and provide better outcomes and survival for our patients. With continued investment in research, we look forward to the day that we can say we have a cure for cancer.

Clinical trials offer high-quality cancer care. Entry into a research study is always a joint decision between the physician and the patient. By looking at the pros and cons of clinical trials and your other treatment choices, you are taking an active role in a decision that affects your life. If you are interested in participating in a research study, please ask your physician to determine if there is a clinical trial appropriate for you, or call our research office at (515) 241-3305.

Clinical Trial Participation

The IORA has clinical trials available covering all areas of cancer treatment. Areas of research include; chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, surgery, symptom management and cancer prevention.

Clinical Treatment Research Studies


Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA)

Hematology Cancer Research

Brain Cancer Research 

Lung Cancer Research

Breast Cancer Research Gastrointestinal Cancer Research

Genitourinary Cancer Research

Skin Cancer Research
Gynecology Cancer Research Sarcoma Cancer Research 
Head Neck Cancer Research Miscellaneous & Metastatic Cancer Research

Policy on Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOI)


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IORA Members