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Breast Cancer

SWOG S1416
NCI Sponsored
Phase II Randomized Placebo-controlled Trial of Cisplatin with or without ABT-888 (Veliparib) inMetastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer and/or BRCA Mutation-Associated Breast Cancer.
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NRG-BR003
NCI
Sponsored
A Randomized Phase III Trial of Adjuvant Therapy Comparing Doxorubicin Plus Cyclophosphamide Followed by Weekly Paclitaxel with or without Carboplatin for Node-Positive or High-Risk Node-Negative Triple-Negative Invasive Breast Cancer
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SPI-GCF-301
Industry
Sponsored
Randomized Trial of SPI-2012 Versus Pegfilgrastim in the Management of Chemotherapy Induced Neutropenia in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Docetaxel and Cyclophosphamide (TC) (ADVANCE)
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Advanced Colon Cancer

E7208
NCI
Sponsored
A Randomized Phase II Study of Irinotecan and Cetuximab with or without the Anti-Angiogenic Antibody, Ramucirumab, in Advanced, K-ras Wild-type Colorectal Cancer Following Progression on Bevacizumab-Containing Chemotherapy
View on ClinicalTrials.gov

Prostate Cancer

CK – 001
Industry
Sponsored
Virtual HDR CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Locally Recurrent Prostatic Carcinoma: a Phase II Study
View on ClinicalTrials.gov
RTOG 0924
NCI
Sponsored
Androgen Deprivation Therapy and High Dose Radiotherapy With or Without Whole-Pelvic Radiotherapy in Unfavorable Intermediate or Favorable High Risk Prostate Cancer: A Phase III Randomized Trial
View on ClinicalTrials.gov
PROGRESS
NIH Sponsored
Prostate Cancer Online Guide & Resources for Electronic Survivorship Service
For information about cancer clinical trials at AtlantiCare, please call the Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator, Kathryn A. Thomas, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP at 609-677-7735.
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Clinical trials can help patients while helping researchers understand more about cancer and its treatment.

Benefits of Clinical Trials

Clinical trials can help patients while helping researchers understand more about cancer and its treatment.

People take part in clinical trials for many reasons. While clinical trials offer no guarantees, they can provide benefits like:

  • Access to promising new treatments that are often not yet available to all patients
  • Close monitoring by a research team of doctors and other health professionals
  • A chance to be the first to benefit from the latest method under study Adding to what is known about one’s type of cancer, possibly leading to better options in the future

Protection of Participants

Federal rules help ensure that clinical trials are run in an ethical manner. Patient rights and safety are protected by:

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) All clinical trials in the U.S. must be approved and monitored by an IRB. The IRB’s main purpose is to protect the safety of study participants. This group of people is made up of medical experts and community members who review the risks and possible benefits of each study.
  • Informed Consent People who take part in a clinical trial have to give informed consent. Informed consent is the process of giving information to patients about the details of the study.This process starts before the study and continues during the study. These details,usually listed in a form which the patient signs, include the study’s purpose, length,procedures, possible risks and benefits, and staff contact information.

The AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, is proud to offer patients in our community the chance to take part in clinical trials.

Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners is a select group of community hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Through this partnership, AtlantiCare offers patients, families, and their doctors the newest ways to prevent, find, and treat cancer.

For more information about Fox Chase Cancer Center and its Partners program, visit foxchase.org or call 1-888-FOX CHASE (1-888-369-2427).

 

 
Related Resources
View our list of open clinical trials.

For more detailed information about clinical trials, please visit the American Cancer Society’s website.

Clinical Trials and You

What are Clinical Trials?

Cancer clinical trials are research studies that involve people. They look at ways to:

  • Prevent cancer
  • Find and diagnose cancer
  • Treat cancer
  • Help with symptoms of cancer or side effects of treatment

Treatment studies might include:

  • New drugs or combinations of drugs
  • New ways to do surgeries
  • Ways to make current treatments better
  • New ways to give radiation therapy

Taking part in a clinical trial is your choice. You may choose to take part or not, and you are free to leave at any time. For a treatment to become standard, it must first go through 3 or 4 clinical trial phases or steps.

Phase I

  • To find a safe dose
  • To decide how the new treatment should be given
  • To see how the new treatment affects the body

Phase II

  • To see if the new treatment works on a certain cancer
  • To see how the new treatment affects the body

Phase III

  • To compare the new treatment (or new use of a treatment) with the current standard treatment

Phase IV

  • To check on the long-term safety and use of a new treatment

The AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, is proud to offer patients in our community the chance to take part in clinical trials.

Fox Chase Cancer Center Partners is a select group of community hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Through this partnership, AtlantiCare offers patients, families, and their doctors the newest ways to prevent, find, and treat cancer.

For more information about Fox Chase Cancer Center and its Partners program, visit foxchase.org or call 1-888-FOX CHASE (1-888-369-2427).