Through the Iowa-Wide Oncology Research Coalition (I-WORC), Oncology Associates at Mercy Medical Center actively participates in more than 45 clinical trials at any given time. This allows a great number of patients access to trials based on the cancer and stage of cancer.
The group also participates in "symptom management" studies researching the side effects of medication/chemotherapy and improving quality of life. This includes studies on fatigue, insomnia, neuropathy and memory loss.
Through this leading-edge research, the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center Research staff is able to work with national experts on the newest treatment options to bring the latest discoveries to cancer patients in Cedar Rapids and Eastern Iowa.