About a Clinical Trial
What is a Clinical Trial?
A clinical trial is a carefully designed experiment to:
Test new approaches to preventing cancer
Detect various types of cancer in very early stages
Find new treatments or more effective combinations of treatments
Improve the quality of life for cancer patients
How does a Clinical Trial Move into Cancer Care?
Particularly when new drugs are being tested, clinical trials are conducted in three phases.
What Cancer Clinical Trials are Open?
Swedish is one of the leading clinical trial sites in the western United States and is actively involved in hundreds of ongoing clinical trials involving most types of cancer.
What Determines if I Can Participate in a Trial?
Each study has certain guidelines, and only accepts patients with certain characteristics.
Should I Participate if I am Eligible?
When considering a study, you will go through an informed consent process. This process ensures that you fully understand the procedures of the study. You and your medical team will make this decision together.
What Questions Should I Ask When Considering a Trial?
Anyone considering a clinical trial should feel free to ask questions about the clinical trial, cost issues or bring up any issues concerning the trial at any time.
What Happens if I Join a Trial?
Physicians along with their specially trained research team follow the specific plan and carefully monitor all who participate in a clinical trial.
How Much does It Cost?
Clinical trials are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies or the federal government.
As part of your treatment, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical-research trial. For more information, contact the SCI Research Department
Clinical Trials Database