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Clinical Trials & Research

Clinical trials are research studies that have been carefully designed to answer questions about new ways to prevent cancer, treat cancer, and manage side effects of treatment.

The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center participates in national clinical trials through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and national and international studies through the pharmaceutical industry. These types of clinical trials are leading to major breakthroughs in cancer treatment in our own community.

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.

For more information about clinical trials, call Lynn Arens, BS, CCRP at (319) 363-2690 or e-mail

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Please note: Participation in clinical trials require that participants meet very specific eligibility criteria. Please check with your physician to see if you may be eligible. This website is periodically updated to list studies currently available. Please speak with your doctor to inquire if a particular clinical trial is currently enrolling patients.

American Cancer Society

Clinical Trials Matching Service is a free, confidential program that helps patients, their families and healthcare professionals find cancer clinical trials most appropriate to a specific patient, taking their medical and personal history in consideration. For more information, call 1-800-303-5691 or visit

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) offers a clinical trials search feature along with patient education on clinical trials. For more information, go to

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