Clinical trials are research studies that seek to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancers. During a clinical trial, a new treatment is tested and studied to see how well it works. Tower Health is committed to continued cancer treatment research and offers only the most promising treatment, prevention, and risk assessment studies to our patients.
All clinical trials approved for our patients are carefully reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).
This committee reviews and approves all clinical research that takes place at Tower Health. The IRB's purpose is to ensure patient rights and safety, federal regulations, state law, and hospital policy guide the decisions of the IRB.
Participating in a clinical trial is voluntary. Talk to your oncologist about whether you are eligible to participate in a clinical trial.