Clinical trials test new treatments in people with cancer. The goal of this research is to find better ways to treat cancer and help cancer patients. Clinical trials are one of the final stages of a long and careful cancer research process. Previous studies have led to many of today's most effective standard treatments.
Ask your doctor if you would benefit from taking part in one of the many clinical trials open to patients who are looking for the most advanced treatments available.
At the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute we are involved with clinical studies that have been developed by our own physicians, as well as those that are done in cooperation with large, national oncology groups.
We also offer a number of Quality-of-Life/Supportive Care Studies that explore ways to improve comfort and quality of life for cancer patients.