The Osceola Cancer Center prides itself on its participation in Clinical Trials as a means of advancing the field of oncology care. Whether it is a new drug, a new combination of drugs or a new technique or technology, clinical research may not only benefit current patients, but greatly improve care for future cancer patients. In fact, Osceola Cancer Center stresses that patients participating in a clinical trial should feel good about their contribution to science, medicine, oncology and humanity, for their assistance in finding new answers to cure cancer.
Clinical trials answer specific questions about drugs, new therapies, or new combinations of using existing treatments, and are used to evaluate whether new medicines or treatments are safe and effective.
Currently, we are enrolled in several projects which do cover several diagnoses. Some of the diseases that we have trials for include but are not limited to:
Participation in a clinical trial is an important personal decision that should be discussed with your family and your physician. By participating in a clinical trial, you have a more active role in your health care. You also gain access to the latest research treatments before they are widely available and help future cancer patients by contributing to medical research.
Clinical trials are facilitated by our Research Coordinators. The Research Coordinators, along with your physician, perform the screening of eligible patients for a clinical study and assure informed consent. Through the informed consent process, your physician makes sure each patient understands the pros and cons of the study. During the clinical trial, the Research Coordinators will coordinate procedures, tests and visits with each patient. The Research Coordinators also determine the feasibility of various studies for Osceola Cancer Center, and coordinate and update the entire station on new clinical trials taking place at our facility.
If you wish to be considered for an on-going trial, please make your physician aware of your interest, so that you can be evaluated as to whether or not you meet the necessary requirements. We are proud and excited to bring this unique opportunity to you so that you will be able to participate in the most promising treatments.
For more information, please contact our Clinical Trial Department and speak with one if our Research Coordinators at (407) 933-2775 extension 350