As a Texas Oncology patient, you may have the opportunity to receive newly-developed cancer treatments or investigational drugs through participation in clinical trials. Although they are unproven, new treatments and drugs may result in the shrinking of your tumors or the alleviation of your symptoms.
To receive these experimental cancer treatments, you will likely be required to participate in research studies or clinical trials. These clinical trials are designed to evaluate new cancer prevention and cancer treatment options as part of a deliberate and comprehensive research process that often takes years. Clinical trials test the safety and effectiveness of new or modified treatments in cancer patients using new drugs, unique approaches to surgery and radiation therapy, or various combinations of cancer treatments.
To learn more about clinical trials and the research network that Texas Oncology participates in, visit: Texas Oncology Clinical Trial Information
Note: This site is updated frequently; however, some trials may no longer be open to enrollment and others may not yet be published on the Internet. Please contact individual locations for more specific detailed information.
These scientific investigations are managed by leading medical oncologists and scientists across the country who team up to find new methods for preventing, diagnosing and treating various cancers.
If you are interested in exploring these options, please talk with your oncologist. He or she is the most qualified person to help you make such decisions and to connect you with programs most appropriate for your condition and goals. Also, participation in research and clinical trials is dependent upon numerous factors related to your health and upon the availability of the trials currently being offered.
The following links take you to more information regarding research and clinical trials. Please note that the information available through these links is not provided by Texas Oncology, and Texas Oncology does not necessarily endorse this information. All information provided through these links is for your reference only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult your medical oncologist before acting or relying upon such information.