Am I A Candidate for a Clinical Trial?
Clinical trials are being performed every day at Moffitt Cancer Center. As we conduct these promising studies, we discover new approaches for preventing, diagnosing and treating various types of cancer. Consistently recognized for excellence in research, education and health care, Moffitt has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and we are the only cancer center based in Florida to have received this prestigious distinction. Through our steadfast commitment to advancing medical science, we are continually improving cancer outcomes and enhancing the lives of our patients. Moffitt is also committed to inclusivity and diversity in clinical advances.
At Moffitt, the health and safety of our patients are our highest priorities. To ensure the best possible care for each patient, our multispecialty team of experts works collaboratively to recommend the most appropriate treatment strategy. This might include participation in a clinical trial under the supervision of a physician, or other advanced treatment options that are available at Moffitt. Before making this determination, our team carefully evaluates the patient’s medical history along with the results of a thorough physical examination. Multiple factors are considered to determine whether a patient qualifies for one of our clinical trials, such as the patient’s:
- Type and stage of cancer
- Other medical conditions
- Previous treatment history
- General health and well-being
Patients who are interested in learning more about clinical trials are encouraged to consult with a physician at Moffitt, where we always welcome new patients and never require referrals. With access to a range of promising new therapies, Moffitt patients can be among the first to benefit from innovative drugs and treatment programs, as well as gain the satisfaction of knowing that they helped pave the way for improving the standard of care for all current and future cancer patients. During a personal consultation, a Moffitt physician can provide a patient with detailed information on the clinical trials that are currently underway.
A patient’s decision to proceed with a clinical trial is best made with the advice and support of a physician, who can fully explain the treatment and describe what the patient might expect both during and after the program. Additionally, a physician can answer the patient’s specific questions, including those related to the potential effects of clinical trial participation on everyday life.
If you’d like to discuss clinical trials with our team of clinical trial navigators, please call 813-745-6100 or 1-800-679-0775 (toll-free) or submit a clinical trials inquiry form.