Participating in Cancer Clinical Trials at
Frauenshuh and Regions Cancer Centers
Cancer affects us all, whether we have it, care about someone who does, or worry about getting it in the future. Clinical trials contribute to knowledge and progress against cancer. If a new treatment proves effective in a study, it may become a new standard treatment that can help many patients. Today's most effective standard treatments are based on previous study results. Examples include treatments for breast, colon, rectal and childhood cancers.
Clinical trials may also answer important scientific questions and suggest future research directions. Because of progress made through clinical trials, many people treated for cancer are now living longer and having better quality of life.
Our clinical trials offer the most promising ways to:
- Treat cancer
- Manage symptoms of cancer or side effects from cancer treatment
- Screen and diagnose cancer
- Prevent cancer
Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center and HealthPartners and Regions Cancer Care Center participate in clinical trials because we want to improve your health and quality of life. All of the cancer medications that patients currently use as part of their treatment came from clinical trials. With participation of patients like you, new medications can be approved for use.
In addition, we are a leading program participant in the Metro-Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium (MMCORC). Click here to see the current MMCORC trials that are available for participation.
Our oncologist researchers are active participants in MMCORC, which is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and participating community hospitals and clinics. This clinical oncology research program gives patients access to the newest therapies for cancer treatment, symptom management and cancer prevention.