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Our nationally ranked doctors are experts in clinical research and design. For us, staying at the forefront of cancer treatment means we develop innovative strategies that give us new insights about cancer.
For you, being at the forefront of cancer care means access to these novel treatments and knowledge.
Fox Chase’s Clinical Research Enterprise is geared for precision. Clinical studies are designed to enhance & compliment ongoing advancements in the understanding of cancer. These efforts drive what is commonly referred to as personalized medicine. Increasingly sophisticated treatments use this information to target specific oncology targets or biomarkers. Traditionally, clinical research programs relied on a more generalized approach. Treatments were trialed for specific therapeutic areas. The potential of increasingly-targeted, precision medicine is moving beyond that approach by using a person’s own biological make-up to grant access to cutting edge research, while also minimizing exposure for patients to trials that do not match their biology.
Understanding Clinical Trials
What Is A Clinical Trial?
When you find out you have cancer, your doctor talks to you about your treatment choices.
A clinical trial may be one of those choices. Clinical trials are research studies done with people. Many standard treatments used today are results of clinical trials.
They help us answer questions like:
- What causes cancer?
- What new drugs and treatments work?
- Which drugs and treatments do not work?
They find new or better ways to:
- Prevent cancer
- Find cancer
- Treat cancer
- Control symptoms of cancer or side effects of treatment
Clinical Trials Search
When it comes to your cancer care, Fox Chase gives you more choices.
We have approximately 200 cancer clinical trials underway at any given time.
You benefit by having access to new cancer treatments and options not otherwise available in addition to the excellent care offered at Fox Chase.
Clinical Trial: Should You Take Part?
Learn more about the benefits and risks of participating in a clinical trial, and questions you should ask your doctor—and yourself.
For more information contact the Resource and Education Center (REC) at (888)FOX-CHASE.
You may call the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service at: 800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237).
You may also visit the NCI website at http://cancer.gov
- For NCI’s clinical trials information, go to: http://cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/
- For NCI’s general information about cancer, go to: http://cancer.goc/cancerinfo/