Cancer Clinical Trials
New cancer therapies and approaches being studied are available through our participation in national clinical trials. Patients taking part in these research studies may benefit by gaining access to new therapies before those medications or methods are widely available.
Our cancer experts participate in clinical trials run by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and cooperative cancer research groups such as:
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)
- Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
- Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)
- American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG)
Through our association with the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU), we also have access to trials from other leading cancer research groups such as the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) and the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC).
Our participation in these studies means that promising new advances in methods of treating and preventing cancer, often accessible only at university medical centers, are available to our patients right in our community. Abington’s Center for Clinical Research oversees all patient-centered research and clinical trials.
To find out the latest information about cancer clinical trials at The Rosenfeld Cancer Center:
- Call the oncology research coordinator at 215-481-2402.
- See the list of all current clinical trials.