Clinical trials offer the newest treatments available
Clinical trials are scientific studies that involve people to evaluate a new potential drug or therapy that’s already been studied in the laboratory. The trials are conducted to examine what dose is considered safe, how well it works and whether it’s more effective than current standard treatments. All drugs and treatments currently used were once studied in clinical trials.
With more than a century of groundbreaking research, Roswell Park is uniquely poised to convert the latest scientific discoveries into real-word innovations and therapies to reduce the burden of cancer. Participating in a clinical trial is the only way to access the very latest drugs and treatments, often times years before a drug would become available to other providers.
Clinical trials for ovarian cancer
As a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Roswell Park’s researchers and clinicians are part of the worldwide effort to develop new and better cancer therapies. Roswell Park was selected to be part of an Ovarian Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE), funded by the NCI, which focuses research on immune-based approaches in ovarian cancer. With this SPORE and other research at Roswell Park, we offer several trials for ovarian cancer.
Immunotherapy is an important new approach toward eradicating cancer cells, reducing treatment side effects and toxicity, making progress against chemotherapy-resistant diseases, and improving the chance for long-term remission — all while using power of your own immune system. Immune-based approaches like adoptive t-cell transfer, cancer vaccines, and immune checkpoint inhibitors may be the best treatment option for your specific cancer.