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St. Vincent Hospital is a top national research center. Research affords individuals the opportunity to take part in clinical trials designed to find the best possible treatments and therapies for cancer. Research compares the best-known treatment with new treatments, which have a possibility of improving current outcomes.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated St. Vincent Hospital as one of the sites for its prestigious Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) and, as a result, has awarded our hospital a grant for cancer research. The designation makes St. Vincent one of only 63 major cancer research sites in 34 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  The St. Vincent Cancer Collaborative at St. Vincent Hospital is one of only two such sites in Wisconsin.

What makes the designation so unique is that the NCI has given cancer research at the St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center its stamp of approval for demonstrating a high level of expertise in cancer research, and the government is acknowledging our high-quality cancer care. With that comes the ability to work directly with the NCI to bring people in this part of the country access to cutting-edge cancer clinical trials, drugs, and prevention studies, allowing the St. Vincent Cancer Research Program to step up its commitment to the best in cancer research, care, and prevention.

Among the things the St. Vincent Cancer Research Program provides are:
• Screenings to help detect cancer earlier
• Prevention studies to help people determined to be “at risk” remain cancer-free
• Access to new treatment protocols and drugs for people who have been diagnosed with certain types of cancer
• Opportunities for local people to directly contribute to the body of knowledge scientists need to find a cure for cancer

The St. Vincent Cancer Center has been accredited since 1958 and has been doing cancer research for more than 20 years, with more than 2,200 adults and children from northeastern Wisconsin placed on studies over that time. Our physician partners in cancer research include Green Bay Oncology, Ltd., Radiation Oncology Specialists and Prevea Health. Research sites include the St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center and its affiliated sites at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, Bay Area Cancer Center in Marinette, and Door County Cancer Center in Sturgeon Bay.

Cancer Research update

The St. Vincent Cancer Collaborative at St. Vincent Hospital is currently affiliated with the following research programs:
Adults with Cancer
-ECOG (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group)
-RTOG (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group)
-NSABP (National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project)
-NCCTG (North Central Cancer Treatment Group)
-GOG (Gynecologic Oncology Group)
-ACOSOG (American College of Surgeons Oncology Group)
-CTSU (Cancer Trials Support Unit)
-WON (Wisconsin Oncology Network)
-MCCRC (Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Consortium)
-Physician Partners with St. Vincent in cancer research for adults
-Green Bay Oncology, Ltd.
-Prevea Gynecologic Oncology

Children with Cancer
-COG (Children's Oncology Group)
-Physician Partners with St. Vincent in cancer research for children
-Prevea Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Bringing the Latest Cancer Research to Our Community
Participation in the Community Clinical Oncology Program benefits patients and physicians in the community as well as scientists in research centers. The program allows us to bring the latest research findings directly to our community. It also increases the number of patients and physicians who can take part in clinical trials operated at major research centers and makes it possible for scientists to conduct large-scale cancer prevention and control studies.

For information about current cancer clinical trials call: (920) 433-8889.

Search a listing of clinical trials currently available.

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