Exploring the benefits of clinical trials
The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute is one of the most active clinical trial sites in the state. Founded in 1989, our Clinical Research Center team participates in more than 175 clinical trials each year for all types of cancer. These trials are furnished through many prestigious organizations, including the National Cancer Institute, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, the UCLA Community Oncology Research Network and various pharmaceutical companies. Often, we are the only facility in the Southeast offering such trials.
In 2006, FHCI was one of only 12 community oncology programs in the United States to receive honors from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, recognizing our commitment to improving care for cancer patients through increased participation in clinical trials.
What is a Clinical Trial?
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. It is 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.
Clinical Trials Available to You:
To learn more about clinical trials provided through the Clinical Research Center, call (855) 303-DOCS (3627) or complete the Contact Us form and you can expect a call within 48 hours.