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Essentia Health Cancer Clinical Trials

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The Essentia Health Community Cancer Research Program has been a national leader in clinical trials research for more than 35 years.

Our research is conducted using nationally recognized clinical trials, which offer cancer patients and high-risk populations opportunities to participate in research on cancer treatment and prevention. We have access to these trials through grants from the National Cancer Institute's Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP).

Our participation in NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) means that our oncologists have access to the very latest cancer prevention and treatment research and can use this knowledge to help patients.

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Deciding to Take Part in a Clinical Trial

When you need treatment for cancer, you may want to think about joining a clinical trial. Like all treatment options, clinical trials have possible benefits and risks. By looking closely at all options, including clinical trials, you are taking an active role in a decision that affects your life. This section has information you can use when making your decision

Possible Benefits

Possible Risks


Additional Information:

Taking Part in Cancer Treatment Research Studies

Covers things you should know and think about when deciding to take part in a cancer treatment clinical trial.


Video: Participating In Cancer Clinical Trials: Part 1 - What You Need To Know

Part 1 of a National Cancer Institute cancer clinical trials educational video created for people who are considering participation in a trial. The video explains and answers common questions about the types of clinical trials, how they are conducted, and factors to think about when deciding whether or not to participate in a trial. The video also features actual patients who share their reasons and decisions about participating in cancer clinical trials.


Video: Participating In Cancer Clinical Trials: Part 2 - Making Your Decision

Part 2 of a National Cancer Institute cancer clinical trials educational video created for people who are considering participation in a trial. The video explains and answers common questions about the types of clinical trials, how they are conducted, and factors to think about when deciding whether or not to participate in a trial. The video also features actual patients who share their reasons and decisions about participating in cancer clinical trials.


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