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Providence Medical Group Santa Rosa - Clinical Trials

2414.8 miles away
Fax: 707-526-3785
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Providence Medical Group Santa Rosa - Clinical Trials

Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fax: 707-526-3785
2414.8 miles away

At Providence, we are committed to providing patients in Northern California with exceptional care, including the latest advances in medicine. Clinical trials and research help us accomplish this by bringing state-of-the-art treatments to our patients from the North Bay to the Eureka coast sooner, and by advancing the practice of medicine with each new breakthrough.

If you are interested in joining a clinical trial, talk to your doctor or contact our Clinical Trials & Research department. Learn more about the program and search clinical trials.

We select clinical trials that we believe can offer real benefits to our patients — and we protect and closely monitor our patients through the entire clinical trial process. An Institutional Review Board (IRB) comprised of physicians, researchers and community advocates carefully evaluates the merits of each trial and ensures the clinical trial poses no unnecessary or inappropriate risks to patients.

We are proud to be one of the only medical practices in Northern California to offer patients local access to cancer studies that may change a course of treatment, offer a patient more options, provide relief from side effects, or even contribute to the cure of a disease.

Current studies include:

  • SCLC
  • Breast
  • Hematologic
  • Lymphoma
  • Genitourinary
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Head and neck
  • Solid tumor

If you are interested in learning how you might benefit from participating in a clinical trial, ask your doctor for more information or contact one of our certified clinical research coordinators at 707-521-3830.

The decision about whether to screen for a study or travel to Providence for initiating trial treatment should be made in consultation with the research team. We remain committed to providing our patients with exceptional care.

A clinical trial is a research study performed by medical professionals to evaluate new treatments. Through clinical studies, doctors find new and better ways to prevent, control and treat illnesses.

Each new treatment or medication is first studied in the laboratory to determine if it shows promise for patients who have a certain disease. Once a treatment has been evaluated in the lab, patients are asked to help test the therapy in a clinical trial. The new treatment must be proven safe and effective in clinical trials before earning Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval for general use.

There are many reasons to participate in a research study. Many volunteer to receive new treatments and therapies that are not available otherwise. Others want to contribute to the advancement of medicine and benefit others with a similar illness. Whatever the reason, volunteers participating in clinical research are the driving force behind the medical advances that improve and heal so many lives.

Each clinical trial has specific criteria or guidelines that are used to identify appropriate participants - and ensure their safety. These criteria are based on factors such as age, gender, the type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions.

It's important that you have enough information to make a well-informed decision before participating in a clinical trial. To do this, we provide what's called an informed consent document that outlines all the information you need to know about the study. We'll go over the details of the study with you and want you to ask questions. You should only join a clinical trial if you feel you have enough information about the possible risks and benefits involved.

Joining a clinical trial is always voluntary and you may leave a study at any time.

Clinical trials provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Play an active role in your own health care.
  • Gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available.
  • Help others by contributing to medical research.

Some potential risks may include:

  • Unpleasant, serious, or even life-threatening side effects to experimental treatment. These will be described in the informed consent document you will receive before enrolling in the clinical trial.
  • There is no guarantee that the experimental treatment may be effective.

In addition, the clinical trial protocol may require more of your time and attention than would a non-protocol treatment, including trips to the study site, more treatments, hospital stays or complex dosage requirements.

If you are interested in learning how you might benefit from participating in a clinical trial, ask your doctor for more information or contact one of our certified clinical research coordinators at 707-521-3830.

Providence offers a complete and integrated approach to cancer care. We have a dedicated research department, staffed with six clinical research coordinators (four certified, one is an RN), a research/lab assistant, a data regulatory coordinator and full-time support staff. We are experienced in a wide assortment of oncology and hematology indications and have enrolled over 900 patients in clinical trials since 2000.

Our imaging department, located five miles from the research location, offers leading-edge diagnostic equipment including ultrasound, digital mammography, and stereotactic breast biopsy, X-ray, DEXA, PET, MRI and CT (including a 128 slice CT).

Our main oncology site hosts an infusion center with 16 chairs, 12 exam rooms (two dedicated to research) and several medical oncologists. Our sister sites provides increased patient pool for recruitment.

If you are a sponsor or CRO and would like more information regarding Providence clinical trials and research programs, please call us at 707-521-3830.

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