Cancer Research Center and
Clinical Trials New Orleans
Cancer Research Center at West Jefferson Medical Center
Research is an integral part of our cancer program and we are proud to offer progressive cancer care. We continually assess and expand our research trials for the benefit of our patients. The program offers national and international studies which typically are found only at large, out of state institutions. We can provide the same opportunities and level of care right here in your backyard.
For more information, please call:
Central Regulatory Office (504) 885-8220
Clinical Research Director (504) 349-6019.
What Are Clinical Trials?
Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. These studies test new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose or treat diseases. People who take part in cancer clinical trials have an opportunity to contribute to scientists’ knowledge about cancer and to help in the development of improved cancer treatments. They also receive state-of-the-art care from cancer experts.
Our physicians select patients whose conditions make them an eligible candidate to participate in a clinical trial conducted on site. This website is designed for patients who want to learn more about clinical trials and explore the opportunities for themselves or others. For more information on the Consortium’s cancer clinical trials, please contact our Clinical Research Director at (504) 349-6019.
Benefits of Participating in a Clinical Trial
- Trial participants have access to promising new interventions that are generally not available outside of a clinical trial.
- The intervention being studied may be more effective than standard therapy. If it is more effective, trial participants may be the first to benefit from it.
- Trial participants receive regular and careful medical attention from a research team that includes doctors, nurses and other health professionals.
- The results of the trial may help other people who need cancer treatment in the future.
- Trial participants are helping scientists learn more about cancer (e.g., how it grows, how it acts, and what influences its growth and spread).
For more information concerning clinical trials, please call (504) 349-6019.