Clinical trials are research studies used to find new treatments and ways to improve outcomes. They may determine whether experimental treatments are safe and effective, or whether there are new ways to use existing therapies safely.
Good Shepherd Hospital's Center for Cancer Care is involved in pioneering studies of potential cancer prevention and treatment drugs as well as new treatment techniques in radiation therapy. These research activities, combined with the latest technology and expertise, allow us to provide our patients with alternatives to standard therapy and additional choices for their care. Patients who participate in clinical trials not only may gain access to new treatments before they are widely available, but can play an important role by contributing to medical research that can help others.
To search all open clinical trials within Advocate, click here.
In addition to the Advocate studies, researchers across the country are conducting clinical trials for which participants are needed. For more information on current research, visit the:
Through clinical trials and research, our cancer program is committed to providing the latest advancements in the fight against cancer.
If you or someone you love is interested in the research treatment at Good Shepherd Hospital's Cancer Care Center, talk to your physician or call Tara Karmin at 847.842.4811.