Head and Neck Cancer
Clinical trials are studies of new, innovative cancer treatments. Orange Regional has an active Clinical Oncology Trials program in place. Through our affiliation with Columbia University Medical Center, Orange Regional Medical Center participates in the Southwest Oncology Group Studies. We also participate in American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) studies, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and other Inter-group studies through the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) of the National Cancer Institute.
Clinical trials provide patients at all stages of cancer with leading edge medical treatment and the highest level of care. In most cases, the new treatment has already shown promise of being an improvement over the standard treatment. Many clinical trials are tests to see how much better a new treatment works than the current one.