Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) participates in cancer research and offers a variety of clinical trials that look at new ways to prevent, detect or treat cancer.
Clinical trials are an essential part of cancer research and at the heart of all medical advances. Today, we have better and more effective cancer drugs and therapies because of cancer research. As a result of these newer treatments, survival rates have increased, quality of life has been improved and treatment side effects are fewer. Many of these drugs and therapies would not be available today if it were not for cancer research programs and cancer patients willing to participate in clinical trials.
People participate in a clinical trial for a variety of reasons. Participation provides an opportunity to contribute to science and help other people with cancer through the knowledge gained from the study. In addition, participation in a clinical trial provides the possibility to receive the newest treatment.
PAMF has numerous clinical trials available for our patients. Most of the trials are conducted by the National Cancer Institute or major pharmaceutical companies. We strongly believe in teamwork and communication, which allows us to coordinate the care we give across multiple medical disciplines. Our staff includes principal investigators and oncologists supported by a highly trained research team consisting of registered nurses, research coordinators and ancillary supporting staff. Our program is in partnership with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute.
For more information about PAMF's cancer clinical trials:
Call the Oncology Department - (408) 730-2800 (ask to talk to research staff)
Or email the Research staff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check the following link for our currently open trials at PAMF on the ClinicalTrials.gov website: Palo Alto Medical Foundation | Open Studies (opens to new window)
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) - A U.S. government Web site with the overall mission of conducting and supporting research, training and disseminating health information with respect to the causes, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
ClinicalTrials.gov - A registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world
PubMed.gov - national library of medicine
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