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.
The Saint Elizabeth Cancer Institute offers our patients access to national clinical trials through our affiliations with the National Cancer Institute, Nebraska Cancer Research Center, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Eppley Cancer Institute. Our emphasis on clinical trials results in a higher percentage of patients enrolled in clinical research studies compared to the national average.
Saint Elizabeth participates in the following trials. As with all clinical trials, patients who enroll must meet specific criteria. Our research nurse can help determine if a treatment option is right for you. For more information, call 402-219-7912.
RTOG - 1005
Breast Cancer Collaborative Registry
Participants are asked to provide answers to questions about their medical history, diet and lifestyle habits, environmental exposures, and family history. By providing your health information, researchers will study the factors that influence the risk of developing breast cancer as well as prognosis and the quality of life for breast cancer patients. Researchers may also identify individual who might benefit from screening measures to detect breast cancer at an earlier and potentially more treatable stage.
Head and Neck Cancer
RTOG - 0920
RTOG - 0534
RTOG - 0815
Prostate Cancer Registry
Center for Translational Research
Saint Elizabeth is participating in a national research program called Center for Translational Research that explores how genes affect the growth and development of cancer tumors. The foundation of this research is a biorepository of patient samples, including blood and tissue samples, used for analysis to identify cancer signatures that indicate cause, risk for disease and recurrence or best treatment for that individual. Through this approach, future discoveries will help guide physicians everywhere to make more informed care decisions, ultimately leading to the best care possible. Learn more.