Clinical Research and Trials
Clinical Trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.
Clinical Trials are crucial to medical advances including developing new
drugs or a combination of drugs for treatment, new surgical procedures
and devices, and/or new ways to improve existing treatments. The goal
of a clinical trial is to determine if a new test or treatment works better
than the current standard of care 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
Clare's, including oncology, radiology, urogynecology, alzheimer's
disease, 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
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.
Clinical Trials can be searched at
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