Cancers of the bone and soft tissue can be complex to treat. Often, a clinical trial can provide a new option when other treatment options aren't the best solution for you. When you participate in a clinical trial you can get access to treatments years before they are available to the public.
Orthopedic cancer clinical trials are research studies that test the newest medical procedures or drugs to determine how safe and effective they are. These studies help to inform doctors and scientists about new and emerging cancer therapies, how they should be used, and which patients will benefit the most from these approaches.
The MedStar Health Research Institute conducts clinical investigations to improve the ability to diagnose and treat patients with orthopedic tumors. By participating in a clinical study at MedStar Health, you can not only play an active role in the treatment of your cancer, but possibly help others with orthopedic cancers in the future.
Because MedStar Health has an NCI-affiliated Cancer Center, we have access to the latest clinical trials available. Patients who participate in clinical trials receive, often at reduced or no cost:
- The most advanced treatment options possible
- Specialized, coordinated team-based care
- Be among the first to benefit from a new therapy
- An opportunity to help future cancer patients
How to Participate in a Clinic Trial for Orthopedic Cancer
To find out more about clinical trials taking place at the MedStar Health Research Institute, please call 301-560-7300.
The search for a clinical trial begins with your orthopedic cancer team. They will know which trials are available and what is most appropriate to explore based on your cancer type and stage. You can also search for trials online several ways:
- Find orthopedic cancer clinical trials at MedStar with active enrollment.
- The National Cancer Institute (NCI) database includes studies around the U.S.
- TrialCheck® is a searchable database from the Coalition of Cancer Cooperative.
- ClinicalTrials.gov is a searchable database of U.S. trials maintained by the National Institutes of Health.