Advancing Healing and Hope
As part of our endless pursuit of excellence, the Cancer Institute at Flagler Hospital wants you to be well informed about your cancer diagnosis and any related clinical trials. Clinical trials help advance medical science and provide cancer patients with additional treatment options. These trials test experimental medicines and procedures in cooperation with patient volunteers to determine the effectiveness of new treatment methods. Modern cancer care owes a tremendous debt to clinical trial volunteers who contribute to the next great breakthrough in oncology research.
Flagler Hospital draws upon the expertise of our Cancer Institute's staff to collaborate in National Cooperative Intergroup trials with other leading cancer programs nationwide. Flagler offers a wide range of chemotherapy and radiation trials under the auspices of the Institutional Review Board, allowing data gathered to be pooled with results from other eminent institutions.
Making an informed decision
Whether or not to participate in a cancer clinical trial is a very important choice. Your oncologist will help you and your family learn more about clinical trials that may supplement your customized treatment program.
THE FOLLOWING CONTACTS CAN ALSO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT CANCER RELATED CLINICAL TRIALS:
Florida Cancer Trials : Phone: 1-800-584-9976; www.floridacancertrials.com
Cancer Specialists of North Florida:www.cancerspecialistsnf.com
Florida Radiation Oncology Group: www.frogdocs.com
American Cancer Society (ACS): Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345; www.cancer.org
National Cancer Institute (NCI): Phone: 1-800-4-CANCER; www.cancer.gov
National Institute of Health (NIH): www.clinicaltrials.gov
Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups (CNCCG):www.cancertrialshelp.org