At Hope Cancer Care of Nevada, we provide access to innovative treatment options through clinical trials with the Nevada Cancer Research Foundation, a National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP).
Clinical trials are studies that evaluate the effectiveness of drugs or treatment routines. Our goal is to give patients the opportunity to participate in approved and exploratory therapies without long-distance travel. Clinical trials are not available for every condition. Talk to your physician to discuss your options.
Why Participate in Clinical Trials?
Clinical trials are designed to evaluate the effectiveness of new treatment interventions. The objective of clinical trials is to test new therapies in patients who have cancer. Patients participate in clinical trials for several reasons:
- The potential to benefit from a new drug or treatment procedure
- Improved management of symptoms resulting from the treatment of cancer
- The opportunity to directly contribute to improving the understanding of how to treat specific cancers and ultimately, benefit other patients
Patients who participate in clinical trials receive either a promising new treatment or the best available conventional treatment. If a new treatment option is proven to work, participating patients will be among the first to benefit. While there is no guarantee that any treatment will be successful, clinical trials have been proven to offer some of the most effective cancer treatments currently available.