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Cancer Clinical Trials

Buerger Center for Clinical Research

Our Center for Clinical Research offers every patient the opportunity, when appropriate, to access new cancer treatments and methods through our participation in clinical trials.

Supervised by our experienced oncology physicians and clinical research staff, these studies benefit our patients with innovative developments before those approaches are widely available. Some studies lead to the discovery of new methods to detect and diagnose cancer, while others prove the effectiveness of new treatments or focus on improving survival and the patient’s well-being and quality of life.

If you qualify for a particular study, participation is voluntary. Should you qualify for a particular study, your nurse navigator will work closely with you and the clinical trials team at the Center.

Backed by the renowned NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health, on any given day, the Center for Clinical Research is participating in nearly 50 cancer-related trials in various phases (1, 11 and 111). We take part in studies from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute, and hold full membership in the NRG Oncology Group. Whether you qualify for participation in a clinical trial or not, you can trust you are getting access to advanced care at our nationally recognized Center.

View Complete List of Clinical Trials

Cancer Clinical Trials

We take part in studies from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and cancer research groups including: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG); Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG); Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG); and American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG).

Through our association with the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU), we also have access to trials from other leading cancer research groups such as the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) and the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC).

See some of our current and recent cancer clinical trials on the right.

Enrolling in Clinical Trials

Your medical oncologist, gynecologic oncologist, radiation oncologist, surgical oncologist or one of our other specialists can talk with you about available clinical trials that might be appropriate for your diagnosis. Your cancer navigator will help you with information on study specifics and the enrollment process.

Honored for Cancer Expertise

The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer awarded Abington's program the  Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012 and 2015, one of only eight programs nationwide to earn this award two survey cycles in a row.

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 2012

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 2015