Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+) font size
Good Samaritan Hospital Home  
Joint Replacement
Family Birth & NICU
Print This Page Print |    Email to a Friend Email
Who We Are Where We Are Contact Us Careers Site Map

Clinical Trials


New treatments for cancer are being developed at a very rapid pace. In order for the treatments to become a standard of care, they need to be tested for safety and effectiveness. The Cancer Center has the ability to offer these treatments through the clinical trials program. Good Samaritan Hospital is affiliated with the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) through the University of Kansas Medical Center and the Radiation Therapy Group of The University of California San Francisco. The Cancer Center is also a member of the Cancer Trials of Support Unit (CTSU), sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Approximately 50 trials are open through the Cancer Center on an ongoing basis.

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) has been named by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as one of 21 sites nationwide to participate in the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP), that brings state-of-the-art cancer care to community hospitals across the nation. The overarching goal of the NCCCP program is to improve access to optimal cancer care and reduce the risk of cancer mortality through an aggressive program of community outreach, bringing multidisciplinary specialty care and clinical research to more patients, and attracting additional patients to enroll early stage clinical trials so promising medications can be tested for safety and effectiveness without delay.

For your convenience, Catholic Health Initiatives now offers an up-to-date online database of cancer clinical trials available at Good Samaritan Cancer Center, Saint Elizabeth Cancer Institute, Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center and Nebraska Cancer Research Center.

Visit and search by trial name, tumor site and geographic location to find the trial that's right for you or your patient.

Below are two videos from the National Cancer Institute to help you understand Cancer Clinical Trials.




What is a Cancer Treatment Trial?
Cancer Treatment Trials Resources and Links
What is a Cancer Prevention Trial?
Cancer Prevention Trials Resources and Links
Current Listing of Treatment Trials
Information & Resources
Institutional Review Board
Contact us
About Our Cancer Center
Contact Us
Medical Oncology
Radiation Therapy
Complementary Therapies
Clinical Trials
Patient Support, Education &
Breast Care/Breast Heatlh
Pain Management
Family Risk Assessment Program & Cancer Genetic Counseling
Financial Resources
Prevention & Early Detection
Professional Education
Cancer Registry
Make a Contribution
News and Activities  

Links to Related Web Sites