The CVPH FitzPatrick Cancer Center in Plattsburgh participates in several clinical trials conducted by the National Cancer Institute.
Every day, there are more victories in the fight against cancer. These advances are often the result of years of clinical research and clinical trials. The FitzPatrick Cancer Center participates in several clinical trials conducted by the National Cancer Institute. They can offer promising new treatment options when other regimens are deemed less attractive or patients have difficult to treat or incurable cancers.
Typically, clinical trials evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medications or medical devices. They are highly regulated and patients must meet very specific criteria to participate. The FitzPatrick Cancer Center is currently engaged in clinical trials focused on patients in a rural community cancer center with:
- Breast cancer
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
- Depression in new medical oncology and radiation oncology
Ask your Oncologist about the risks and benefits of participating in a clinical trial.