Cancer Clinical Trials & Research Program
Garnet Health Medical Center as an affiliate member of the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai Health System is able to provide patients at all stages of cancer with leading-edge medical treatment and the highest level of care. In most cases, the new treatment has already shown promise of being an improvement over the standard treatment. Many clinical trials are tests to see how much better a new treatment works than the current one. Clinical trials contribute to the overall knowledge and progress made in developing therapies for diseases, such as cancer. These research studies are conducted to determine if a study drug or delivery method is safe and effective. Patients who agree to participate may possibly benefit from the research study, while receiving the best current standard treatment as well.
Our team proudly participates in groundbreaking, high priority studies driving new treatment options with investigational medicine and treatment. Garnet Health Medical Center is able to provide the community with the highest level of care through clinical trials close to home. Garnet Health Medical Center has access to most cooperative group trials supported by the National Cancer Institute.
Each clinical trial is approved by the Garnet Health Medical Center Institutional Review Board (IRB), which reviews the research to protect our patients’ rights. This is a federally regulated board approved by the Office of Human Research Protection. In 2019 and 2020, the ORMC IRB met 12 times and approved 14 new oncology protocols along with many annual renewals, revisions and amendments.
Each year at Garnet Health Medical Center, hundreds of oncology cases are screened for clinical trials. Eligible patients are giving the option to enroll through their oncologist. All of the local oncologists are investigators; Dr. Jeffrey Stewart is the principal investigator. Dr. Stewart oversees all oncology research at Garnet Health Medical Center.
Types of Clinical Trials at Garnet Health
Clinical trials provide patients at all stages of cancer with leading edge medical treatment and the highest level of care. In most cases, the new treatment has already shown promise of being an improvement over the standard treatment. Many clinical trials are tests to see how much better a new treatment works than the current one.
Garnet Health Medical Center currently offers several clinical trial protocols for the following types of cancer:
- Head & Neck
- Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
For more information on these protocols or any other research, please contact your physician or our clinical research coordinator:
Manager of Clinical Trials & Community Outreach
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