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.
For example, California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute (CPMCRI) is leading precision medicine research with the Cancer Avatar Project. In this innovative program, cancer scientists, oncologists and surgeons at CPMC create animal models (avatars) that replicate the cancerous tumor process in humans. This will give cancer doctors key information about how well a tumor might respond to a particular chemotherapy regimen—potentially enabling truly personalized cancer care.
Sutter Health is also the only healthcare entity in Northern California that offers access to the TAPUR study, a clinical trial for people with advanced cancer tumors that may be targets for specific drugs.
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.