Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are important medical research studies that can ultimately advance the standard of care for all individuals who face cancer, both now and in the future. To accomplish this, it’s crucial to develop new and better strategies for the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of various types of malignancies – and once these strategies are developed, they must be evaluated through controlled research studies. In fact, all of today’s most effective approaches are based on the results of past clinical trials.

As researchers study the effectiveness of promising new options as compared to those that are currently available, clinical trials offer participants unique opportunities to be among the first to benefit from recent scientific progress that has the potential to enhance both patient outcomes and quality of life. It is important to note that these studies are carefully designed to make the health and safety of every participant a top priority. Even so, clinical trials are not suitable for everyone, and participation is entirely voluntary.

At Moffitt Cancer Center, each patient’s treatment plan is individualized and collaboratively developed by a multispecialty team of experts who evaluate a number of factors to ensure the best possible strategy. Our patients have access to a full range of options, which may include clinical trials of new:

  • Screening and diagnostic tests
  • Imaging techniques
  • Surgical procedures
  • Chemotherapy drugs and drug combinations
  • Radiation therapy delivery methods
  • And more

With our robust portfolio of clinical trials, Moffitt remains firmly established at the forefront of cancer research, and we have opportunities for many patients who are at different points in their cancer journeys. If our tumor board believes that a patient could potentially benefit from participation in a clinical trial, we will identify appropriate studies and fully educate the patient to help him or her make an informed choice about whether to enroll.

Of course, a decision to participate in a clinical trial is highly personal, and that decision ultimately belongs to the patient alone. Additionally, once a patient elects to participate, he or she can opt out at any time for any reason (or no reason at all). Patients who participate in clinical trials at Moffitt can have peace of mind in knowing that they are being closely and continually monitored by multiple experts who are committed to protecting their health, safety and well-being.

If you are interested in learning more about clinical trials, the experts at Moffitt can discuss your options and recommend opportunities that may be suitable for you. Our team is experienced in matching patients with the clinical trials that are most likely to benefit them. Call 1-888-MOFFITT or complete a new patient registration form online.

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Total Cancer Care

Moffitt Cancer Center's Total Cancer Care initiative is an ambitious partnership between patients, doctors and researchers to improve all aspects of cancer prevention and care. Patients participate by donating information and tissue. Researchers use the information to learn about all issues related to cancer and how care can be improved. Physicians use the information to better educate and care for patients.

Total Cancer Care® is Moffitt Cancer Center's comprehensive approach to cancer that enables researchers and caregivers to identify and meet all the needs of a patient and their family during the patient's lifetime and for future generations.

What makes Total Cancer Care so effective is its comprehensive approach.

Total Cancer Care combines information technology, research and patient care that can be “personalized” by matching the patient to the precise treatment. Personalized care means treatment plans are individualized to the patient’s specific needs. Treatment and care come in one package. Total Cancer Care encompasses quality patient care with cutting edge research.

  • Patients enroll at Total Cancer Care affiliated hospitals and doctors' offices.
  • Patients donate clinical information and excess tumor samples and body fluids not needed for their care.
  • Data is stored and may be analyzed by researchers for biological or clinical elements that may advance the care and treatment of cancer.
  • Doctors may contact patients again if new information is discovered that could help in their care, including possible clinical studies.

Total Cancer Care is an ambitious partnership between patients, doctors and researchers to improve all aspects of cancer prevention and care. Patients participate by donating information and tissue. Researchers use the information to learn about all issues related to cancer and how care can be improved. Physicians use the information to better educate and care for patients.