From Kristen Brady, MPAS, PA-C, advanced practice provider at OHC

May 3, 2024

As you navigate the complexities of cancer, finding hope can feel overwhelming. Yet, at OHC, hope is what fuels our passion and mission through our groundbreaking clinical trials program. Providing every patient with options and, yes, hope for a cure.

OHC partners with Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI), one of the world’s leading oncology research organizations conducting community-based clinical trials. SCRI has contributed to pivotal research that has led to the majority of new cancer therapies approved by the FDA today. Our research program, SCRI at OHC, provides access to the latest clinical trial options to people facing cancer and is part of an expansive research network with the goals of advancing therapies for patients and transforming cancer care within the community, where most people seek cancer treatment.

Learning about why clinical trials are important and how they can provide you with hope is an essential step in choosing to join a study.  True advancements in treatment are only possible because of patient participation in clinical trials.

What is a cancer clinical trial?

Clinical trials are thorough research studies designed to evaluate promising new treatments, therapies, or interventions for cancer.  These trials help researchers find better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer.  By participating, you contribute to advancing medical science and make treatment breakthroughs possible.

Why are clinical trials so crucial?

Every day, researchers find possible new treatments that may work better than the standard of care to treat and cure cancer.  However, these new therapies need to be investigated to determine how well they work.  By participating, you unlock not only personal possibilities but also advancements for generations to come.

What are the benefits of participating?

Participating in a clinical trial means receiving cutting-edge care while contributing to groundbreaking research. Clinical trials are meticulously designed with patient safety and well-being as top priorities. Our dedicated team personally guides you every step of the way, ensuring you fully understand the process and are well-informed about potential risks and benefits.  You are also provided with extra lab work and checks, which can provide peace of mind while you undergo treatment.

What are the risks?

Before enrolling in a study, you will meet with your doctor, nurse navigator, or research nurse who will inform you of trials that match your unique condition, as well as any potential risks.  Like any treatment, clinical trials may have known or unknown side effects.  Our committed healthcare team will closely monitor and manage any side effects that may arise.  Clinical trials also require dedication and adherence to the study protocol, including frequent appointments.

Your participation helps others.

Each trial generates invaluable data, guiding the development of safer, more effective treatments for millions.

Discover hope for a cure.

Hope comes in many forms, and at OHC, it comes in the relentless determination of our doctors and the unwavering spirit of our patients. By choosing to participate, you actively join the team of medical experts in their passionate mission to fight against cancer. You write a chapter in history, not just your own, but for countless others who will benefit from your courage.

Take the first step towards igniting new hope and shaping the future of cancer treatment. Contact OHC today and learn more about how you can become a partner in the pursuit of a cure.

Remember, you are not alone in this journey. Your OHC healthcare team, family, and support network is here to guide and support you every step of the way.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about OHC clinical trials, please call 888-649-4800 or visit ohcare.com.

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