Clinical Research Opportunities
Clinical research opportunities in the Cancer Center include development, implementation, and participation in phase I trials and pilot studies, phase II trials, and randomized (phase III) trials. Because of the large number of patients seen within the Cancer Center and by its affiliates, opportunities exist in virtually all areas of clinical trial development research. The Cancer Center has developed and maintained strong ties with numerous pharmaceutical companies and has participated in the development and testing of many new and promising therapeutic agents. A large data base has enabled investigators to perform retrospective studies on many cancer sites. Prior studies in this area have explored the cost effectiveness of various imaging procedures in staging and follow‑up evaluation, potential differences in survival and response for African-American and Caucasian women with metastatic breast cancer, and assessment in the role of chemotherapy for older women with metastatic breast cancer.