Progress in cancer treatment and prevention most often comes from clinical trials, wherein networks of researchers continue to expand the frontiers of cancer science. Physicians at the Zimmer Cancer Center are a vital link in that network. Their participation in dozens of national clinical trials connects patients in this region to the most recent advances in cancer treatment and prevention strategies.
Patients who enroll in clinical trials at the Zimmer Cancer Center have access to what researchers believe are the most promising new avenues of treatment.
The Clinical Oncology Research Program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center was organized in 1996 with the assistance of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists and gynecologic oncologists affiliated with the New Hanover Regional Medical Center program have participated in conducting more than 50 clinical trials for cancer treatment and prevention.