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Clinical Trials

They precede a drug’s FDA approval and release on the market. A clinical trial offers patients access to new drugs and the opportunity to contribute to scientific knowledge that benefits others. There are three phases to clinical trials: Phase I, which determines whether people can safely take the drug; Phase II, which determines whether the drug works to effectively treat disease; and Phase III, when a drug that has worked well in a small group of people is widely tested and its results are compared to the current standard of care.

The Center for Cancer Care is the site of a Phase III clinical trial investigating Atezolizumab, a new lung cancer drug.

This is the first clinical trial to take place at the Center for Cancer Care and is the first step in providing greater access to cutting-edge drugs for our rural patient base.

If you have been diagnosed with non-squamous, non-small cell, stage IV lung cancer and are interested in participating in the clinical trial, contact nurse navigator Anne Giromini at 315-261-5912.

Why Clinical Trials Matter

Dr. Velmalia Matthews-Smith explains how patients enrolled in clinical trials receive the best care and make meaningful contributions to science.