Is a clinical trial right for you?

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials are research studies involving people. Through clinical trials, doctors find new ways to improve treatments and the quality of life for people with cancer or other illness. Mercy Health is committed to providing patients with the latest treatments in the fight against cancer. Our partnership with The Toledo Clinic provides each patient access to the largest group of Medical Oncologists who are invested in performing life-saving research and treatments.

Clinical trials are designed to use the latest technology to
• Treat the many forms of cancer
• Detect and diagnose cancer
• Develop new methods for screening and prevention
• Methods to manage side effects of cancer treatments

Why Are Clinical Trials Important?

According to the National Cancer Institute, people are living longer lives from successful cancer treatments that are the results of past clinical trials. Through clinical trials, doctors determine whether new treatments are safe and effective and work better than current treatments. Clinical trials also help us find new ways to prevent and detect cancer. And they help us improve the quality of life for people during and after treatment. When you take part in a clinical trial, you add to our knowledge about cancer and help improve cancer care for future patients. Clinical trials are the key to making progress against cancer.
There are many clinical trials available for all types of cancers and stages of cancer.

To learn more about clinical trials available in our area and if a clinical trial is an option for you or your loved one, call and speak to a cancer specialist, 567-368-1500.