Clinical trials at the Comprehensive Cancer Center
Community Hospital offers clinical trials as an affiliate member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group through a partnership with Stanford Medical Center.
Community Hospital's Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for protecting the rights and welfare of clinical study participants in accordance with federal and state regulations.
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Participating in clinical trials
The requirements for participation in a clinical trial vary based on the specific objectives for each trial. If you are interested in taking part in a clinical trial, be sure to let your doctor know.
What to expect
Each clinical trial is different, and your doctor will let you know what to expect during your participation. The following are a few things to keep in mind if you choose to participate in a clinical trial:
- Clinical trials generally have very specific protocols that must be followed closely. The protocol may require more of your time and attention than would non-trial treatment.
- You will be allowed to withdraw your participation in the trial at any time.
Benefits of participation
By participating in a clinical trial you will be able to gain access to promising new treatments before they are made widely available. Additionally, you will be helping others by contributing to medical research that will benefit other patients for years to come.