You can play a vital role in advancing medical knowledge that could benefit millions of people. Clinical trials offer you a chance to contribute to the future of cancer medicine—and potentially benefit your own health.
Clinical trials, often called clinical or research studies, are the front lines of cancer science. By investigating new drugs, devices and therapies, medical researchers discover better ways to treat this pervasive and varied disease. Most of today’s standard cancer treatments got their start in clinical trials.
Since the 1950s, research centers within the Sutter Health network have conducted hundreds of groundbreaking studies leading to medical innovations in cancer treatment. We pursue discovery through partnerships with federal agencies such as the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We also partner with local entities, as well as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, in collaboration with various national and local research and clinical trial organizations, provides you access to advanced medicine and information. National trials, supported by the National Cancer Institute, are offered across the country to large groups of patients. Frequently, newer medications that are unavailable to the general community are offered to patients through these trials.
Learn more about Alta Bates Summit national trials with these resources:
- Jordan Research and Education Institute (REDI) — For more information, please call (510) 204-4155.
- Sutter Health Clinical Trials — This website contains an online search feature. Trials are listed by disease site or tumor group.
- Bay Area Tumor Institute (BATI) — For more information, please call (510) 465-8502.