Research & Clinical Trials
Cancer clinical trials are research studies that focus on people diagnosed with cancer. The goal of these studies is to find better ways to treat, diagnose, and prevent cancer so that people can live better and longer. The studies also give us more information about preventing or reducing cancer risk in healthy people. Coborn Cancer Center supports and participates in many clinical research trials.
Participants in clinical trials receive the highest standard of care. Cancer clinical trials are approved by the National Cancer Institute. Patients volunteer to take part in clinical trials for a number of reasons, but most hope they will help themselves today and others in the future.
Your Safety as Our Patient
Coborn Cancer Center undergoes rigorous review from the National Cancer Institute to ensure the highest standards of care and treatment. St. Cloud Hospital also has its own Institutional Review Board to approve all trials.
Coborn Cancer Center is a member of these organizations:
Coborn Cancer Center participates in research studies through the Cancer Trial Support Unit (CTSU), a service of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Our Commitment to Cancer Research
Developing and maintaining a viable research program requires adequate planning and staffing. In a highly competitive health care market, offering participation in clinical trials and access to a novel anti-cancer drugs and therapies sets a facility a notch above other centers that cannot provide such opportunities. The Coborn Cancer Center supports highly skilled staff which are dedicated to cancer research.
Coborn Cancer Center is a not-for-profit organization committed to the ongoing pursuit for best treatment and care. Most research trials are funded by the National Cancer Institute. Many industry studies are paid for by pharmaceutical companies and other independent organizations.
How can you support cancer research?
If cancer has touched you or someone you love, consider a financial contribution to CentraCare Health Foundation.
The Dr. Harold Windschitl Research Fund enhances cancer services and solely supports the cancer research efforts of CentraCare Health System and its entities.
To learn more about the Dr. Harold Windschitl Research Fund and other cancer-related funds, please contact CentraCare Health Foundation.
1900 CentraCare Circle, Suite 1600
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(877) 229-4907 toll-free
(320) 229-5160 fax