Genesis is committed to providing you with the latest in genetic testing and access to clinical trials close to home. With the Genesis Cancer Risk Program, you can learn the role genes play in cancer, and after your assessment, our staff can help you find ways to reduce your risk through prescribed screening intervals, surgery or other treatment if needed.
Genesis offers both National Cancer Institute-sponsored and pharmaceutical company trials. Participating in clinical trials offers the chance to participate in the latest treatment, supportive care and provide information that may help others with the same cancer. During your appointment, your care team will discuss clinical trials options if you may qualify.
Cancer clinical trials
Through Genesis Cancer Services, you may qualify for a clinical trial that tests a promising new cancer therapy, screening test, medication or intervention for symptom control, or cancer registry for those with the same disease to improve outcomes. Taking part in a clinical trial is voluntary. If you’re eligible for a clinical trial, you gain access to treatments not yet available to the public, and you contribute to essential medical research. But, as with other types of medical treatment, your cancer therapy may cause side effects. The Cancer Care Center staff will monitor your symptoms closely and make adjustments as necessary for comfort and safety.
Talk to your doctor or nurse navigator if you have questions about clinical trials. Cancer Services’ research staff will act as your advocate and help ensure your safety during a clinical trial.
Learn more about clinical trials
ClinicalTrials.gov is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world.
National Cancer Institute-sponsored cooperative group
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsors clinical trials nationally. Genesis participates in clinical trials run through the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) based in Columbus along with other community cancer centers in Southeastern Ohio. The trials through NCORP are the same ones available at major academic and Columbus hospitals but are more convenient for those who live in our community. Ask your doctor if you are eligible for a clinical trial that you may participate in before, during and after cancer treatment.
Pharmaceutical companies sponsor clinical trials
Genesis participates in clinical trials sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program. These trials offer access to drugs and treatments not always available at other centers. Genesis is committed to offering the latest in treatment close to home. Ask your doctor if you are eligible for a clinical trial that you may participate in before, during and after cancer treatment.
Make an appointment
For an appointment for the Genesis Cancer Risk Program or to learn more about clinical trials at Genesis, call (740) 454-5271 or toll-free 844-645-3433.