Clinical trials are designed to show if a new drug or method of treatment is better or more effective than the current standard treatment. The Lake Health/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center supports ongoing research for new drugs and new therapies in order to further medical knowledge and provide more options for patients, now and in the future.
We are a fully credentialed facility within the National Cancer Institute-Designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/Seidman Cancer Network. As such, we are able to offer a wide array of international, national and local clinical trials for our cancer patients. These include randomized therapeutic trials, as well as non-therapeutic supportive care or survivorship studies.
Our dedicated clinical trial staff includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and a research nurse.
Deciding to participate in clinical research is a very personal decision that always involves education, discussion, and complete patient understanding and cooperation. We are privileged to offer our patients the opportunity to participate in many clinical trials on-site, in addition to clinical trial referrals to other medical facilities. If you are interested in learning more, ask your oncologist about the possibility of volunteering for a clinical trial through LH/UH Seidman Cancer Center as part of your individualized cancer treatment plan.
Fundraising efforts throughout the year help LH/UH Seidman Cancer Center continue to carry out our mission to provide world-class cancer care and oncology services to residents within driving distance of Mentor and Lake County.