Clinical Expertise, Research Trials & Technology
If you have cancer, you want access to every option and every resource to make you better. The Alegent Creighton Health Cancer Center offers patients the most opportunities to participate in cancer trials, the best scientific thinking, the latest translation of national research into bedside practices, and state-of-the-art technology.
Moving Research to Bedside
All the research and trials in the world are meaningless unless they change the way care is delivered. The Alegent Creighton Health Cancer Center is constantly reacting to scientific discoveries. Because we participate in national research pools, we are able to benefit from a broader base of learning and translate that into meaningful care protocols.
- Cancer Clinical Trials
Alegent Creighton Health participates in over 50 cancer clinical trials to find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Doctors use clinical trials to learn more about how to fight cancer. In addition to the long term gains, patients can gain in the short term, too. Through clinical research, physicians at Alegent Creighton Health are able to offer their patients innovative, emerging treatments that are not currently available.
- Bio-Tissue Repository
Alegent Creighton Health is part of Catholic Health Initiatives(CHI), a nonprofit health organization based in Denver, Colorado. CHI’s Center for Translational Research (CTR) on the campus of Saint Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Maryland has a state-of-the-art biorepository that includes tissue-processing equipment and freezer storage for biospecimens to be used in testing. Biospecimens are tissue, blood, urine or saliva taken from the human body, often during a biopsy, surgery or other procedure. The availability of high-quality biospecimens that are “research-ready” is critical to cancer research because the samples’ proteins, DNA, RNA and other molecules can help researchers understand why and how the cancer developed.
Centers of Excellence
When faced with cancer, you want to know that you have a dedicated clinical team utilizing state-of-the-art technology and treatment specific to your type of cancer. At Alegent Creighton Health, our Centers of Excellence ensure that you receive the very best care from diagnosis and throughout treatment.
State of the Art Equipment
The Alegent Creighton Health Cancer Center offers some of the region’s leading technologies to accurately diagnosis and to aggressively treat all types of cancer.