Cancer Research

Why Clinical Trials Are Important

When fighting cancer, there’s an extraordinary level of collaboration required from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation. Clinical trials are one of the most important steps in detecting, diagnosing and treating breast and gynecologic cancers.

The partnership between Woman’s and Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center will increase access to cancer clinical trials for women battling breast and gynecologic cancers. 

Types of Clinical Trials

Clinical trials enhance standard cancer treatments, resulting in improved patient outcomes and survival rates. We conduct oncology clinical trials to test the following:

  • New drugs or a new combination of drug treatments (A drug must be part of a clinical trial before the FDA will approve it to be put on the market)
  • Surgical techniques
  • Radiation therapies
  • Medical devices

Learn more about breast and GYN cancer clinical trials.