Each clinical trial is designed to answer specific, scientific questions about treatment methods. Before clinical trials are introduced to patients, the agents are tested for years in a lab setting for safety and effectiveness.
Patients who take part in cancer clinical trials have an opportunity to contribute to our scientific knowledge about cancer and to help in the development of improved cancer treatments. They also receive state-of-the-art care from cancer experts, and will be among the first to benefit when a new approach is proven to work.
Advanced care, close to home
Our clinical trials program can provide patients with the option of enrolling in national research studies, many of which offer new, more targeted treatments, before they become standard care.
CHI Health St. Elizabeth Cancer Institute is affiliated with the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) through Catholic Health Initiatives Oncology Research Alliance (CORA) and Nebraska Cancer Research Center (NCRC). These affiliations ensure a coordinated, national effort in launching, enabling and delivering clinical trials where they are needed most — closer to home.
We welcome eligible patients into any of our clinical trials. Our research staff will closely monitor the clinical treatments and be a resource to you as a patient.For more information, call 402-219-7912.