As an academic medical center, the Georgia Cancer Center in Augusta, GA is actively involved in cancer research for cancer patients. Clinical trials are the last step in a carefully regulated, detailed scientific process that starts in a laboratory in cells or tissue and are then tested in humans. Medical studies are supervised by a local physician and look at every stage of disease, from first diagnosis to advanced disease. All are designed to find, diagnose, treat or prevent cancer.
The Georgia Cancer Center houses a dedicated cancer clinical research unit that oversees the center’s own Phase I-IV trials and manages studies from throughout the medical center offered in conjunction with oncology departments such as radiology and gynecologic oncology.
At last check, there were approximately 70 clinical trials open for accrual. Of the 75 trials, 22 trials are early phase, meaning phase 1 to phase 2. An additional 31 trials in the pipeline due to the research focus of our newly recruited hematologists/oncologists.