Cancer trials in Denver

A clinical trial is a research study to evaluate new drugs, treatments or medical procedures to determine their effectiveness and safety. Research studies provide valuable data about new and emerging cancer therapies, how they should be used and which patients may benefit the most.

At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, we are proud of the latest clinical trials and support for our cancer patients from multiple organizations servicing the Denver community.

Rocky Mountain Cancer Center

Presbyterian/St. Luke’s is pleased to offer patients access to the latest treatments in clinical trials by collaborating with Rocky Mountain Cancer Center through the U.S. Oncology Research Program. This provides access to more than one hundred clinical trials for the latest treatments for many types of cancer, including breast cancer.

Cancer drug development unit

Gerald Falchook. M.D.

Gerald Falchook, MD, who previously worked with Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, leads Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI) at HealthONE. He developed investigator-initiated clinical trials and collaborated with pharma/biotech industry partners to find promising new cancer treatments.

He and his team are developing targeted cancer therapies that are in the early stages of development. The program is a referral center for patients throughout Colorado and the surrounding areas.

Colorado Blood Cancer Institute

In addition to having access to SCRI and the cancer development unit, patients also have access to hematological (blood) cancer clinical trials through the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute (CBCI). We have a team of CBCI physicians with years of experience in treating blood cancer in-house, and who is the liaison between our patients and their cancer clinical trials.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis, to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally-trusted care with the support of a globally-recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

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