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.

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute


As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides you with convenient access to leading-edge cancer therapies and clinical trials. Through our Sarah Cannon oncology programs, we offer patients personal, individualized care with a trusted network of specialists who address every aspect of cancer care.

askSARAH helpline

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center is pleased to offer access to askSARAH, a dedicated helpline designed to help answer your cancer-related questions. Whether you have been recently diagnosed with cancer or have questions about screenings, signs or symptoms, a specially trained askSARAH nurse can help. Committed to ensuring you have the right resources close to home, our nurses are available 24/7 and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (303) 253-3225 or click here to connect directly to a nurse who can help you today.