Clinical research trials answer specific questions about new ways to improve cancer care and to assess the safety and efficacy of new approaches to the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Standard cancer treatments used today are the direct result of clinical trials of the past. Often, enrollment in a clinical trial can provide access to newer drugs that might not otherwise be available for the treatment of certain cancers. Other trials utilize currently available drugs in different regimes that appear more promising than standard therapy.
Tri County Hematology & Oncology, Inc participates in national cancer research through our affiliation with NRG Oncology, ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group and Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU). A large number of pharmaceutical sponsored research trials are also available.