Clinical Research at Saint Clare's Health System
Clinical Trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. Clinical Trials are at the heart of all medical advances. Treatments might be new drugs or a new combination of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of a clinical trial is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe.
In order for new treatments for diseases to become standard of care, they need to be tested for safety and effectiveness. The Department of Research Operations has the ability to offer these treatments through our clinical trials program.
Saint Clare's maintains clinical partnerships with cooperative groups, pharmaceutical companies, and industry sponsors, which allows our patients access to promising investigational medications and treatment protocols that are often not available at other facilities in New Jersey. We offer clinical trials in multiple areas of care at Saint Clares, including oncology, radiology, behavioral health, and nursing.
Cancer Care Clinical Trials:
Cancer Care at Saint Clare's is affiliated with the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) through Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The Cancer Center is also a member of the Cancer Trials of Support Unit (CTSU), sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.
Saint Clare’s Health System and Hackensack University Medical Center(HUMC) formed a partnership between their cancer programs that will bring state-of-the-art cancer care to the Saint Clare’s community. Through this affiliation, Saint Clare’s now provides an enhanced level of cancer care through collaboration in cancer diagnostics, treatment, clinical trials, and cancer management.
The John Theurer Cancer Center participates in more than 100 international and national cancer clinical trials that give patients access to promising investigational medications, treatment protocols, and surgical techniques that are often not available at other facilities in New Jersey. Combined, the two health systems will now provide oncology care for an area that stretches from Hackensack all the way across New Jersey to Pennsylvania.
Participants in research studies perform a very valuable service. However, before enrolling it is a good idea to know what is expected and what is going to take place throughout the clinical trial. Be sure to ask questions and discuss any concerns you might have with the research staff.
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