Genesis is committed to providing you with the latest in genetic testing and access to clinical trials close to home. With the Genesis Cancer Risk Program, you can learn the role genes play in cancer, and after your assessment, our staff can help you find ways to reduce your risk through prescribed screening intervals, surgery or other treatment if needed.
Genesis offers both National Cancer Institute-sponsored and pharmaceutical company trials. Participating in clinical trials offers the chance to participate in the latest treatment, supportive care and provide information that may help others with the same cancer. During your appointment, your care team will discuss clinical trials options if you may qualify.
Cancer clinical trials
Through Genesis Cancer Services, you may qualify for a clinical trial that tests a promising new cancer therapy, screening test, medication or intervention for symptom control, or cancer registry for those with the same disease to improve outcomes. Taking part in a clinical trial is voluntary. If you’re eligible for a clinical trial, you gain access to treatments not yet available to the public, and you contribute to essential medical research. But, as with other types of medical treatment, your cancer therapy may cause side effects. The Cancer Care Center staff will monitor your symptoms closely and make adjustments as necessary for comfort and safety.
Talk to your doctor or nurse navigator if you have questions about clinical trials. Cancer Services’ research staff will act as your advocate and help ensure your safety during a clinical trial.