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Clinical Trials in Cancer

Clinical trials are research studies involving people. All of today’s standard cancer treatments are a result of clinical trials completed many years ago. More than 25,000 cancer patients enroll each year in clinical trials through the National Cancer Institute, and many more are enrolled in clinical trials sponsored by other groups.

Join a Clinical Trial 

If you are interested in joining a clinical trial, talk to your doctor. He or she can help you find out if a trial is right for you. The Samaritan Cancer Program participates in clinical trials conducted through our Samaritan Health Services Research Institute. Talk to you doctor about current clinical trials available at Samaritan or call 541-768-5908.

The National Cancer Institute can also give you information on current trials. Call 1-800-4-CANCER or visit to learn more.