Sanford Health has more than 350 ongoing clinical studies, 150 open clinical trials, and 24 open immunotherapy clinical trials that address 11 types of cancer. In 2016, Sanford Health was awarded the Association of Community Cancer Centers Institute for Clinical Immuno-Oncology Innovator Award for advancing Immuno-Oncology in the community setting. Recently, Sanford Health was honored as a 30-year ACCC Cancer Program Member.
“For us to get this award says we’re providing some of the highest level of clinical trial options for the patients who live in those types of areas,” said Steven Powell, M.D., an oncologist and cancer researcher at Sanford Health. “I think that’s the most important part for a patient to remember is that you can get treated closer to home and have these options.”
The ACCC is the leading education and advocacy organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team. You can see Sanford Health’s full list of current trials online or you can talk with your provider to learn more.
“We really want to provide this at home so they can be around their family and friends and have a good quality of life while they’re going through treatment and that’s why we bring these options locally to our centers,” said Powell.
You can learn more about cancer treatments and clinical trials in this podcast edition of “A Better You,” which airs Saturday on KSOO-AM.
Sanford Health is one of the largest health care systems in the nation, with 44 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and four countries.
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