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Clinical Trials

The Cancer Institute at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) and an affiliate of the Mayo Clinic of Florida.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center serves as the research base for NCCTG, providing clinical and laboratory research expertise. More than 200 Mayo Clinic physicians and Ph.D. scientists actively participate in all stages of NCCTG research, including clinical trial development, treatment and data analysis. In addition, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center provides centralized statistical and operations support for the NCCTG network, coordinating the administration and data analysis for all NCCTG clinical trials.

With this enrollment in NCCTG, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center becomes an affiliate site to Mayo Clinic of Florida. By becoming a member of NCCTG, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center now has the opportunity to participate in large clinical trials.

Click here for the list of clinical trials currently available. For any questions or to learn if you qualify for a trial, please contact our clinical trial research coordinators at (386) 231-4023 or (386) 231-4026.

Clinical Trials and Research

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help doctors find ways to improve health and cancer care. Each study tries to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. They are designed to show how a particular anticancer strategy – a promising drug, a gene therapy treatment, a new diagnostic test or a possible way to prevent cancer – affects the people who receive it.

Doctors at our Cancer Institute use clinical trials to answer scientific questions and find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose and treat cancer. Clinical trials are the best way for our doctors to learn what cancer treatments work best.

Types of Clinical Trials

  • Treatment trials test new treatments (a new cancer drug, new approaches to surgery or radiation therapy, new combinations of treatments or new methods like gene therapy).
  • Prevention trials test new approaches (medicines, vitamins, minerals or other supplements) that doctors believe may prevent cancer or lower the risk of a certain type of cancer.
  • Screening trials study the best way to test for and find cancer, especially in its early stages.
  • Quality-of-life trials, or supportive care trials, explore ways to improve comfort and quality of life for cancer patients.

If you’re interested in learning more about cancer clinical trials offered at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, please call our clinical research nurses at (386) 231-4023 or (386) 231-4026.