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Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find effective new treatments. Utah Cancer Specialists can help patients obtain new medication that may, otherwise, be unavailable. This is done by participating in National institutes of health funded clinical trials. We also work with pharmaceutical companies in phase l-lV research to offer not-yet-approved medicines that may help in the treatment in the treatment of certain cancers.
Clinical research offers “Next Generation Sequencing” studies where genetic mutations are looked for and a potential medication is identified and utilized to act on that genetic change. Research participants play an active role in their treatment, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.
All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate. The criteria are based on such factors as age, gender, the type and stage of disease, previous treatment history and other medical conditions.
It is important that you understand the safety, efficacy and possible risk of participating in a clinical trial. Your physician will explain your treatment options. If you have other questions, contact our Director of Clinical Research at (801)269-0231.