Despite a multitude of new cancer treatment strategies from many groups, including the National Cancer Institute, advocacy groups and pharmaceutical industry, there has been only a modest amount of progress in the time it takes to implement and complete potentially monumental studies.
In the United States, only three to four percent of the population participate in clinical trials. As patient and physician demand for clinical trials increases in the coming years, it will be imperative to remove several existing barriers to enrollment in clinical trials.
The access of instant information through the internet will also continue to be a growing resource for both educating and recruiting patients for clinical trials.
The Wellmont Cancer Institute offers clinical trial opportunities at our Kingsport, Bristol and Southwest Virginia cancer centers. If you're looking for more information or have questions about this program, please contact us.
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Tim Cox was familiar with the Wellmont Cancer Institute, but nothing could have prepared him for the news he received last summer – or the journey he faced.
Preaching Christ Church is showing neighborly love by hosting a benefit dinner on Sept. 17, 2016, to raise money for Wellmont Health System’s cancer patient assistance fund.
Nurses at the Wellmont Cancer Institute organized Run 4 His Glory, a 5K run and walk, which was held in April to support the cancer patient assistance fund.
Wellmont Cancer Institute patients will be wrapped in the community’s warmth with a thoughtful donation of blankets by Subaru of America and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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