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Cancer Research Program

St. Joseph Hospital is among Orange County's most active community hospitals that participate in clinical trials. Continued advances in cancer care and prevention are the direct result of participation in clinical trials. National evidence from a wide range of studies suggests that cancer patients diagnosed and treated in a setting of multi-specialty care and clinical research live longer and have a better quality of life.

The Cancer Research Program at St. Joseph Hospital is a comprehensive program comprised of full-time research professionals who review potential trials for future St. Joseph Hospital patients, as well as implement new trials.

2258.4 miles away
714-734-6220
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cancer Research Program

St. Joseph Hospital is among Orange County's most active community hospitals that participate in clinical trials. Continued advances in cancer care and prevention are the direct result of participation in clinical trials. National evidence from a wide range of studies suggests that cancer patients diagnosed and treated in a setting of multi-specialty care and clinical research live longer and have a better quality of life.

The Cancer Research Program at St. Joseph Hospital is a comprehensive program comprised of full-time research professionals who review potential trials for future St. Joseph Hospital patients, as well as implement new trials.

2258.4 miles away
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Our Center is actively involved in conducting advanced cutting edge cancer research that is transforming the future of cancer care, such as our vaccine trials for brain tumors.

Our partnership with the National Cancer Institute, as well as academic, industry and pharmaceutical research programs, enables our patients to participate in the most advanced clinical and research trials right here in Orange County, close to home, eliminating the burden of traveling. Participation in clinical trials gives cancer patients access to the newest medications, technologies and procedures frequently not available elsewhere. Members of our multidisciplinary program teams work together to provide trial participants with real-time, evidence-based care.

Our partners in research include:

  • NRG Oncology - Supported by NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). Comprised of National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), and the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)
  • Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) - Clinical Trials Cooperative Group
  • Access to many NCI sponsored trials through The Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU)
  • Academic Centers - The Cleveland Clinic, City of Hope, Mayo Clinic and Memorial Sloan
  • Kettering Cancer Center
  • Pharmaceutical, medical devise, and laboratory sponsored trials

Why Choose Us for Your Cancer Care?

We know that every patient is unique. No two patients – or their treatment plans – are the same. This is why we take a highly personalized approach to your cancer care and we always put our patients first. Our expert clinicians work with you to develop a specialized treatment plan that fits your personal needs, because we know this results in the best outcomes. And, of course, you receive the cutting-edge treatment and compassionate care Providence is known for.

As our patient, you and your loved ones are supported by an entire care team throughout your treatment journey. Our board-certified medical oncologists use the most advanced techniques in your diagnosis and treatment. They work closely with an extensive team that includes nurse navigators, specialists and other caregivers who provide a range of support services – from prevention and education to nutrition, integrative medicine and counseling.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each member of our diverse communities, and we never turn a patient away. Instead, we work harder to make sure every patient is treated equally and with dignity – whoever you are, and wherever you're at.

When you become a patient at Providence, you become part of a collaborative cancer-care network that often exceeds national measures for patient outcomes. This network includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of this network, combined with the expertise of your local team, means you’re getting the best, most compassionate care. And if you need to meet with a specialist outside your area, we’ve got telehealth technology to help. Our network is one of the reasons 50,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients choose Providence each year.

Providence cancer research provides options, and hope, for patients seeking advanced therapies. We’re proud of our history of groundbreaking firsts and pioneering clinical trials: Providence led the international trial of the first immunotherapy to be approved for patients with melanoma. We conducted the first successful gene-engineered T-cell therapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer. And we have over 90 years of radiation research. As a Providence patient, you have the opportunity to participate in – or benefit from – one of over 1,300 new clinical trials that begin each year.

The Power of Our Network

Part of the Providence Cancer Institute of Orange County

From diagnosis to recovery and beyond, we’re with our patients every step of the way. We’ve integrated three nationally accredited cancer programs – Mission, St. Joseph and St. Jude – to provide you with:

  • Board-certified cancer specialists who collaborate across locations to provide convenient, connected care close to your home or work.
  • Innovative screening that can detect more than 50 types of cancer through a single blood draw.
  • Patient navigators for each cancer type who will help you manage your treatment and find the resources you need.

Learn More About the Providence Cancer Institute of Orange County

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