Every year, there are more than 200,000 new cases of lung cancer in the U.S. The good news is that over the past decade, lung cancer death rates have been dropping thanks to improvements in treatments made possible by clinical trials. At Regional Cancer Care Associates, we conduct more than 300 advanced clinical trials. To see if a lung cancer clinical trial is right for you, contact RCCA at 201-669-4706.
Clinical trials are research studies that test the safety and effectiveness of new medical approaches to prevent, detect, diagnose and cure certain diseases. When it comes to lung cancer, these studies provide data that help give medical professionals insight into new drugs, treatment techniques and devices and their ability to treat cancer patients.
Before being offered as a clinical trial, the therapies must undergo a lengthy research process in a laboratory. When they finally become available to the medical community, these treatments will be meticulously designed. Prior to giving consent for a clinical trial, patients will receive in-depth information about the various aspects of the treatment, including all possible risks and benefits.
Lung cancer treatments are constantly being developed, but before they can be approved, they must be tested for human use. As a participant in a clinical trial, you’ll receive access to innovative treatments that have yet to hit the market. Besides presenting you with cutting-edge medical therapies, clinical trials give you the chance to make a difference in the future of lung cancer care.
Clinical trials are also considered an affordable option for lung cancer patients. In fact, all cost of care is covered by the sponsoring company. At RCCA specifically, we always put the safety and wellbeing of our clinical trial participants first – an institutional review board and scientific experts will closely monitor trial protocols to ensure strict regulations are enforced throughout the process.
Want more information about enrolling in a lung cancer clinical trial? Make an appointment at your nearest RCCA location to speak with a cancer care specialist about your clinical trial eligibility.
Regional Cancer Care Associates is one of fewer than 200 medical practices in the country selected to participate in the Oncology Care Model (OCM); a recent Medicare initiative aimed at improving care coordination and access to and quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries undergoing chemotherapy treatment.