Clinical trials allow our patients to test new drugs or devices before they are available to the general public. These kinds of studies are needed to develop new treatments for serious diseases such as cancer.
Participating in a clinical trial is a personal decision. Our physicians work closely with patients to explore if there is a benefit to joining a clinical trial. AnMed Health has access to NCI funded clinical trials as well as pharmaceutical trials for cancer patients. The trials are available for all major disease sites, and include trials aimed at cancer prevention and symptom management.
AnMed Health can link patients who are interested to groundbreaking clinical trials through the health system's affiliation with the Upstate Carolina NCORP (NCI Community Oncology Research Program). NCORP brings researchers together with community based physicians to conduct high quality clinical studies for cancer patients and for people at risk of cancer in local settings, where most patients receive their care. Learn more about Upstate Carolina NCORP.
To learn more about cancer clinical trials and trials that are currently available, call the Oncology Research Department at AnMed Health at 864-512-4650. A staff of dedicated oncology nurses who have been specially trained in clinical research will review eligibility for participation, conduct teaching sessions for patients and their family members and assist will referrals to outside institutions if necessary.