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Advancing Cancer Care through Clinical Trials

Today, clinical trial research is no longer conducted exclusively at large university cancer centers or major metropolitan hospitals.  Illinois Cancer Specialists has embraced clinical trial research as a critical component of community-based care for patients with cancer or blood disorders. 

At Illinois Cancer Specialists we are dedicated to finding new and better ways to treat cancer through research and clinical trials. We have access to clinical trials through our affiliation with US Oncology Research, directly through Pharmaceutical trials, and via our affiliation with the National Cancer Institute’s CTSU program.

Participating in these clinical trials also allows us to provide valuable access to new investigational cancer agents to people right here in our community. Our patients are able to access state-of-the-art investigational therapies, while their own physician directs and closely monitors their care.  Patients are able to remain at home near family and loved ones.

Furthermore, our research network is also looking toward the future by developing initiatives in “personalized” or “individualized” medicine. These types of clinical trials offer the potential to recommend drug treatment based on an individual’s genetic background.

If you would like more information, you may speak to your physician about the available clinical trials.