HealthBreak | Missoula Cancer Research Center

January 3, 2017
The Montana Cancer Center at Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula is now part of the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program - known as NCORP - which joins the nation's best researchers with the physicians at Montana Cancer Center to conduct clinical trials. "There are cancer prevention studies to identify and evaluate interventions to reduce cancer risk and incidence," says Tim Descamps, CRA - executive director of Providence research. "There are cancer control studies to reduce in co-morbidity," he explains. "And cancer screening studies to evaluate early diagnosis and cancer reoccurrence." "There are also outcomes research areas, that looks at population health studies," Tim continues. Cancer treatments are evolving so quickly that many times, clinical trials are the best way to provide patients with the most advanced cancer care. "These are often treatments that are not available anywhere else, except for a clinicl trial," Descamps explains. "And oftentimes, clinical trials offer a therapeutic option that is not available anywhere else. By having these trials available to them, cancer patients in Missoula are going to be able to get the kind of care here, that would be available at any major cancer center in the country." To learn more, visit http://mtcancer.org
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