For cancer patients, clinical trials mean hope. Hope in a cancer-free world and in better, more targeted ways to prevent, detect, treat and cure individual cancers.
Deciding whether to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. Patients should consult their physician. Ask questions and make sure you get the information you need to feel comfortable about your decision.
Clinical trials and research at the OSUCCC – James allow physicians and researchers to understand a patient’s tumor more quickly, discover what’s driving the cancer and find targeted therapies to treat it.
Clinical trial participants are the first to have access to new treatments not yet available to the public, and they receive expert medical care and careful monitoring by doctors and nurses during the course of the study. These trials can offer patients some of the most sophisticated cancer treatments available.
Participants also have a unique opportunity to help others by contributing to medical research aimed at finding better cancer treatments. Clinical trials play a vital role in advancing cancer care and treatment — they are the only way to make progress against cancer — and clinical trial participants play a major part in creating a cancer-free world.
If you are contemplating taking part in a clinical trial, or if you want a second opinion or just want to speak to a clinical trial specialist, we are here to help you. Call 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment.