Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center sponsors clinical trials to seek the safest and most effective treatments for each cancer type. If you are considering participating in one of our clinical trials, you will receive a thorough explanation from your doctor with all the information you need to make an informed decision. Our physicians offer many clinical trials at any given time, including brain, breast, colorectal, head and neck, kidney, lung, melanoma, pancreas and prostate studies.
WHAT IS A CLINICAL TRIAL?
Clinical trials are research studies that involve human beings in order to test new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose or treat diseases. A drug must be part of a clinical trial before the FDA will approve it to be put on the market.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF ONCOLOGY CLINICAL TRIALS?
Oncology clinical trials are conducted in order to test new drugs or a new combination of drug treatments, new surgery and radiation therapies and new medical devices.
HOW DO I JOIN A TRIAL?
There are three ways you can sign up for a clinical trial:
1) Physician Referral: Ask your doctor about participating in one of our trials.
2) Phone: Call our clinical research department at (225) 215-1353.
For more information on our clinical trials program, please call (225) 215-1353 or e-mail us at email@example.com.