Mission Hospital's Cancer Program is a member of the Southeast Cancer Control Consortium, a Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). We are able to offer state-of-the-art cancer prevention and treatment clinical trials.
Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. Carefully conducted clinical trails are the fastest and safest way to find whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective. Protocols have defined criteria to identify appropriate participants and maintain safety standards. Participants in clinical trails can:
play a more active role in their own health care,
gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and
help others by contributing to medical research.
For commonly asked questions about clinical trials see Understanding Clinical Trials at the U.S. National Institute of Health's website.
For additional information on the clinical trials offered at Mission, call Cancer Research at 828-213-4150 or 1-800-238-7128.