Palo Alto Medical Foundation participates in cancer research focused on developing new cancer treatment strategies and medications, preventing cancer and controlling symptoms, and improving quality and access to cancer care. Our vision is to provide innovative cancer treatments that lead to the better understanding and treatment of cancer.
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 for thousands of people with cancer. 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.
Many people feel that participating in a cancer clinical trial gives them an opportunity to help other people with cancer through the knowledge gained from the study. Browse our web site for a listing of current cancer research studies and information about how you can make a difference by participating in a cancer clinical trial.
For cancer care and treatment, we coordinate care across medical disciplines, as we believe that a team approach is crucial for our patients. Our staff includes Drs. Peter Yu and David Leibowitz, Principal Investigators, as well as a research team consisting of RN research coordinators, and ancillary support staff, in partnership with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute.
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