Cancer Clinical Trials
Nationally Recognized Expertise in Cancer Clinical Trials
The Cancer Network combines the services and expertise of Mercy Health and University of Michigan Health-West with the academic medical center of the University of Michigan.
You benefit from access to research programs at the University of Michigan Health Rogel Cancer Center. This esteemed program regularly contributes scientific knowledge that is furthering many aspects of cancer care, including early detection and treatment outcomes. Experts from this program regularly participate in Cancer Network care coordination activities. This makes it easier to identify opportunities you may be eligible for so you have the option of participating.
Some of our facilities participate in the Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan. The Consortium is a member of the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). This network brings the latest research opportunities to community settings, such as ours. Our efforts also include research studies at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, bringing elite clinical trials to West Michigan.
The Cancer Network gives you convenient access to therapies you might expect to only find in the nation’s most prestigious cancer programs. Most people who choose to participate in our cancer research receive care close to home — even for University of Michigan trials. Very few patients travel to Ann Arbor for care.
Highlights of Cancer Network clinical trials include:
- History of excellence: Cancer Network facilities have been advancing cancer care through research and clinical trials since the 1960s. These efforts have included evaluating a broad range of treatments and care methods. This level of experience helps you stay safe and comfortable while receiving the next generation of cancer therapies.
- Patient focus: We consider all Cancer Network patients for clinical trials, but participation is voluntary. If you are eligible, we explain how you might benefit and what to expect. Research coordinators take extra steps to ensure you receive appropriate tests, treatments and support services. Read information for study participants.
- Coordination: Clinical trials are one of the many ways we deliver an exceptional care experience. Cancer Network experts are in regular communication through meetings called tumor boards. These discussions include carefully planning additional treatments and services that meet your unique needs.