Care and research go hand-in-hand at the Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center, which conducts a variety of clinical studies to give patients the latest innovations in therapies. Currently we have research trials that are being conducted for patients diagnosed with breast, lung, colon, gastrointestinal, pancreatic, genitourinary, leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and head and neck cancers.
All clinical trials and protocols at the Center are conducted under the most rigid standards. A board at the Center reviews them to ensure that ethical and scientific standards are implemented and maintained. The Center is an affiliate of the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) and American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG).
Caring for our patients is a lifelong commitment at the Center. We monitor each case throughout the life of the patient, using a registry that is staffed by specially trained individuals. Patients are registered according to their diagnoses, treatments and results. That means each patient has multiple physicians examining their case, a higher level of monitoring that will assist the Center in giving the best treatment for each diagnosis of cancer.
There is a variety of clinical research available for our patients that deals with all aspects of patient care, from preventative, to treatment to supportive care. They range from treatment-oriented trials to geriatric-oriented trials. There are cancer treatment programs available for both preventative and early-or-late stage disease.
There are trials and protocols to review every patient’s situation, done in cooperation with other cancer organizations such as the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), National Cancer Trial Support Unit, and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP). Patient cases are reviewed by multiple physicians at multidisciplinary conferences to see who is appropriate for a trial.
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