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Clinical Trials

Today's treatments are tomorrow's cures. The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey's physician-scientists work together to bring the most innovative clinical trials to our patients. As an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, patients have access to treatment options that may not be available elsewhere. 

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Clinical Trials Overview

Clinical trials are research studies in which patients may volunteer to take part. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey uses clinical trials to find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. As one of the National Cancer Institute’s designated comprehensive cancer centers, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is able to provide access to clinical trials not available at other hospitals, clinics or doctor’s offices, as well as access to some of the most advanced, targeted treatments and medicines available. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is committed to providing the latest and best treatment options for cancer patients through clinical trials - outsmarting cancer with science.

All of today’s successful treatments for cancer are based on results of past clinical trials. Because of progress made through clinical trials, people treated for cancer are living longer today. Rutgers Cancer Institute currently enrolls approximately 17 percent of all its new adult cancer patients and approximately 70 percent of all pediatric cancer patients on clinical trials. Enrollment in clinical trials nationwide is fewer than five percent of all adult cancer patients.

For more information about our clinical trials call 732-235-7356 or search for a clinical trial.

Understanding Cancer Clinical Trials

Why are cancer clinical trials important in cancer care?

In this video, Dr. Howard Hochster explains why clinical trials are so important in cancer care leading to discoveries such as immunotherapy. Many clinical trials are only available at an NCI-designated cancer center such as Rutgers Cancer Institute and its partner RWJBaranbas Health.