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Clinical Trials

We at St. Claire believe that it is important that our patients have access to cutting edge care through clinical trials to benefit their treatment but also so that our community has a voice in the future of cancer care. In 2019 St. Claire offered five National Clinical Trials to our Oncology patients. These trials addressed recurrence prevention, genetic testing, expanding treatment options, and preventing nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy treatment.

A clinical trial is a research study that people volunteer to take part in. Clinical trials help doctors find better treatments for cancer and other diseases. Most new ways of finding, preventing and treating cancer were discovered in clinical trials. The safety of patients enrolled in clinical trials is very important and there are strict rules to protect patients. You might want to take part in a study to get a treatment not available to everyone or to help other people with cancer or to help find ways to prevent and find cancer. If you want more information about clinical trials at St. Claire, call 859-562-1543. For Kentucky clinical trials or national trials, go to or

As an active member of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Research Network and the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), St. Claire HealthCare is experienced in conducting clinical research, including collaborative investigator-initiated trials with the Markey Cancer Center and National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). The St. Claire HealthCare study portfolio includes therapeutic, interventional, and non-interventional studies selected based on feasibility to serve our patient population and research interests. Our strong relationship with Markey has led to the enrollment of more than 165 patients from seven surrounding counties in 24 different cancer clinical studies.

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