In cancer research, clinical trials play an important role in the battle against the disease by evaluating new treatments and helping find ways to improve cancer care. This life-saving research is available at Agnesian HealthCare’s Central Wisconsin Cancer Program (CWCP) through an affiliation with the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.
The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology is a combination of three national cancer clinical research cooperative groups: The American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG), Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) and the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG), which are National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded. The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology provides the CWCP high quality multidisciplinary cancer control, prevention and treatment trials that engage a comprehensive research network. Currently the CWCP offers seven different clinical trials in areas such as breast, brain and lung cancer. Patients participating in these trials benefit in several ways, including by:
- Receiving state-of-the-art treatment before it becomes standard care.
- Being closely monitored by a research team that is part of a larger network of providers.
- Eliminating the need to travel out of the area to take part in clinical trials.
- Patients receive the newest treatment.
Patient safety and security is foremost in the program, with strict protocols, or action plans, followed throughout a course of care. The CWCP is the only provider in the area to offer cancer clinical trials. With locations in Fond du Lac, Ripon and Waupun, you do not need to travel far to get the care you need. For more information about clinical trials, call Sheree West at (920) 926-5321.