Unraveling the Mystery of Cancer

October 01, 2012

Clinical trials are the basis of all progress in cancer therapy. Understanding this, the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center’s clinical trial program is bringing leading research – and hope- to cancer patients.

“In the last decade, enormous strides have been made in unraveling the mystery of cancer,” says Peter Rosen, M.C., medical director of clinical research at the Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Caner. “Major new drugs are now available for a variety of what used to be referred to as ‘untreatable cancers,’ and are extending survival and improving quality of life.”

The Providence research network is currently enrolling patients in clinical trials at the Disney Family Cancer Center, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Facey Medical Group, with plans to expand throughout the rest of the Providence system. “Patients with malignancies should be aware that this resource is available to them,” Dr. Rosen says.