Reid Family Innovative Therapeutics and Research Unit
Chemotherapy is the use of medications to kill cancer cells and medical oncologists are physicians who specialize in treating cancer with a variety of cancer-fighting medications. Medical oncologists at Swedish Cancer Institute meet with patients and their families to determine an individualized treatment plan working with other cancer specialists and oncology nurses.
We offer an interdisciplinary team of physicians, oncology nurses and other oncology specialists who have years of experience treating a wide variety of cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and sarcoma. The medical staffs include oncologists who have specialized in lung, breast, blood, gastrointestinal, brain and ovarian cancers.
As part of your treatment at the Swedish Cancer Institute, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical-research trial. A clinical trial is one of the final stages of a long and careful cancer-research process. Clinical trials give patients access to promising new medications and procedures before they are widely available.
If your medical oncologist believes you are a good candidate to participate in a clinical trial evaluating a new treatment or more effective combinations of treatments — and you agree — you will have access to the very latest in research treatments.