We are committed to active and extensive participation in clinical research. This allows us to offer a broad range of clinical research studies at our Chicago-area facilities, including studies of breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, lymphoma, melanoma, and sarcoma. We offer clinical trials that allow our patients access to investigational medications.
Clinical trials provide important information about the effectiveness of new cancer treatments and prevention. It is important to understand that while routine medical care is designed to help the patient, care provided in a clinical trial is also designed to learn more about disease and treatment.
Clinical trials help develop improved treatments, and patients enrolled in the clinical trial will be the first to benefit from these improvements as they are identified. The information obtained from clinical trials is aimed at progressing in the fight against cancer. Without clinical trials and without the subjects who are willing to enroll in these trials, our treatments for cancer would never improve.