December 2009

Growth in Cancer Clinical Trials


During the past two years, CHI’s Center for Clinical Trials has established itself as a partner of choice and operating resource for industry sponsors and hospitals in the conduct of clinical trials for new cancer treatments. Participating in these trials gives hospitals the ability to offer leading-edge clinical trials to patients in their communities. Since the Center for Clinical Trials was established, it has:

  • Expanded to include 12 CHI hospitals.
  • Opened five cancer clinical trials in multiple disease sites.
  • Enrolled 50 patients in cancer clinical trials.
  • Provided revenues to help fund growth in cancer research programs at participating hospitals.

The Center for Clinical Trials is preparing to open five new cancer clinical trials in late 2009 and early 2010. Read more about them in the January issue of Initiatives Online. For more information, contact Jodie Hults, jodiehults@catholichealth.net or 303-383-2722.