Research at Celilo Cancer Center
Individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer may have several treatment options. One of these may be to participate in a cancer clinical trial.
A clinical trial is a research study created to answer specific questions about new cancer therapies or new ways of using known treatments. Clinical trials are used to determine whether new drugs, new devices or treatments are both safe and effective. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find effective new treatments that work in people. Studies are done with cancer patients to find out whether promising approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment are safe and effective.
All patients who participate in clinical trials are volunteers. They can choose to stop their participation in a clinical trial at any time.
One reason to participate in a clinical trial is that the patient may be the first to benefit from the new treatment. Also, they have a chance to make a valuable contribution to cancer research. The standard treatments available today are the result of people participating in clinical trials.
Celilo is one of the few small community cancer centers to offer clinical trials. Celilo's accreditation through the Commission on Cancer affirms that the center has the exceptional quality of staff, technology and facilities required to perform these important studies.