Clinical trials (also sometimes called “investigational treatment protocols” or just “protocols”) are research studies that test all kinds of procedures, drugs, vaccines and treatment methods with the goal of finding new ways to treat disease—including cancer. People who take part in clinical trials are volunteers. Also, many of the treatments used today are the result of successful trials.
For some patients, clinical trials may be a good option, but deciding to take part is an important decision to be made by the patient, their family and physician.
At Vista Health System, we offer access to a number of clinical trials. To find out more, or to see if you’re a good candidate for a trial, please speak with your doctor.
Clinical trials may test new drugs or vaccines, or new ways to do surgery or give radiation therapy. Many treatments used today are the results of successful clinical trials. For some patients, a clinical trial may be a viable option. Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important decision to be made by you, your family and your physician. We have access to many clinical trials, locally or nationwide, that can offer significant benefits to patients.
For more information, please call:
Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085