Cancer Care | Clinical Trials
Deciding to participate in a clinical cancer research trial for the treatment
and/or prevention of a specific type of cancer is a very important decision.
Lake Huron Medical Center offers access to clinical cancer research trials
through its participation with the National Cancer Institute's Community
Oncology Research Program (NCORP) through the Nevada Cancer Research Foundation
(NCRF). NCRF is one of 46 Community Clinical Oncology Programs (CCOP)
across the nation. The program is designed to disseminate the latest cancer
prevention and treatment research findings at the community level. Our
affiliation with the NCRF brings access to more than 50 clinical trials
to the Blue Water Area. Lake Huron Medical Center also collaborates with
the Michigan Center of Medical Research and Detroit Clinical Research
Center to provide more access to a variety of trials for our patients.
Kathleen Fisher, RN, is the Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator for Lake
Huron Medical Center and serves to assist local physicians in accessing
these trials for eligible patients. The following local physicians serve
as primary investigators and are eligible to enroll patients:
- Samir Alsawah, MD
- Kanu Dalal, MD
- Youssef Hanna, MD
- Anup Lal, MD
In the past five years, Lake Huron Medical Center has registered more than
100 patients in 25 different clinical trials. These clinical studies include
cancer treatment, as well as cancer prevention and quality of life studies.
The level of patient enrollment in trials demonstrates the dedication
to and eagerness to assist patients through the clinical research program
by local oncologists and the community at large.
To better understand clinical cancer research trails, please review the
Frequently Asked Questions to provide a framework for your decision. You can also obtain more information
by going to the National Cancer Institute website at
www.cancer.gov, speak with your physician or the Clinical Research Nurse directly at