What is a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials or research studies for cancer utilize patient volunteers to help investigate different ways to treat or manage cancer. Clinical trials involve the use of investigational or study therapies and their delivery methods. Each study tries to answer specific scientific questions about different ways to prevent, diagnose, treat, or manage the type of cancer the investigational therapy is testing.

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Cancer Education

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells that disrupts normal bodily functions. Successful treatments enable many individuals to lead fulfilling lives after cancer. It encompasses various types originating in different organs, such as the lungs, breast, colon, or blood. While cancers share similarities, their growth and spread differ. Normal cells divide orderly, but cancer cells multiply uncontrollably, crowding out healthy cells and causing complications. Common treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

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Preparing for Your Appointment

We look forward to meeting you during your first visit at Mary Crowley Cancer Research. To assist in your visit preparation, we have provided information that will help acquaint you with our program.

Prior to your appointment, our Referral Team will contact you with all necessary information and forms for your visit. For your convenience, we have listed such forms in the adjacent section titled “Patient Intake Forms”.  We have also prepared a step-by-step document to guide you through your cancer journey at Mary Crowley. If your cancer molecular profile is not yet completed, learn about its importance in matching you with the most suitable clinical trial.

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Providing Hope with Innovative Cancer Treatments

With a mission to bring hope, patient-centric focus brings the newest clinical trial options to patients at a rapid pace.