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Clinical Trials

Lee Health Cancer Institute: Recognized Clinical Trials Member 

Lee Health Cancer Institute is a member of the Southeast Clinical Oncology Research Consortium (SCOR). As a member of SCOR, we are able to bring more than 150 National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored trials to our local community. In addition, we partner with other organizations to participate in research in specific areas.

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials for cancer are research studies to find better ways to treat and manage cancer.  Often the purpose of a clinical trial is to learn if a new treatment is more effective and/or has less side effects than the standard treatment.  It helps doctors evaluate whether new drug combinations are better for a patient. A clinical trial may also evaluate side effect management and prevention of specific treatments or symptoms.  Studying new options for managing debilitating side effects gives hope to future patients. 

For clinical trials to be most effective and beneficial, it is important to have a wide array of diversity: including men and women of all ages and cultural backgrounds.  Each study specifies the eligibility criteria of who can and cannot participate – such as age, sex, or type of cancer.

Is a clinical trial right for you?

There are several types of clinical trials for cancer including: 

  • Treatment trials
  • Prevention trials
  • Screening trials
  • Supportive trials
  • Palliative Care trials

Each type of trial is designed to answer different research questions and will help researchers learn things that will help people in the future. Talk to your physician to see if a trial is an option for you.

Cancer Specialists in Fort Myers and Estero

The Lee Health Cancer Institute extends its support to patients across Florida, providing a wide range of comprehensive treatment options. Our team of highly skilled medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgical oncologists is dedicated to delivering exceptional care.

Meet Our Clinical Trials Team

Clinical Research Nurse – We are staffed with three clinical research registered nurses that specialize in cancer research.  The nurses work closely with your physician to provide the most current information on clinical trials available.  The Research Nurse has hands-on involvement with you; walking you through the clinical trial process, and ensuring all requirements are met.  

Clinical Research Coordinator – We are staffed with a Clinical Research Coordinator who is responsible for data management.   The Research Coordinator works closely with your physician, the Research Nurse, and the regulatory agencies for proper management of data, ensuring all data is accurately entered in the required time frame along with staying updated on changes or edits to a study.  

Clinical Research Pharmacist – We are staffed with a Clinical Research Pharmacist who is responsible for the oversight and management of medications associated with the various trials.  The Research Pharmacist works closely with the Research Nurses and your physician, along with regulatory agencies ensuring safety and compliance as it relates to the pharmacologic aspects of the trials.

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Lee Health knows how important it is to find a provider who makes you feel comfortable as well as one who is conveniently located. View our physicians profiles and make an appointment with a provider!  

Contact the Regional Cancer Center Research Department

Discover how participation in these trials offers innovative treatment options and the potential for improved outcomes. Join us in advancing cancer research and schedule your consultation today.

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