Moffitt Cancer Center offers clinical trials to advance brain tumor diagnosis and treatment options. Patients who participate in a clinical trial may benefit by gaining access to the latest and most innovative diagnostic or treatment options before they are widely available. Moffitt encourages both local patients and those from nearby areas like St. Petersburg, Florida, to consider joining one of the clinical trials at our cancer center in Tampa. These studies benefit the medical community by helping to further our understanding of brain tumors and to offer more effective treatment options.
Brain tumor research focuses on finding better standards of care and more effective treatment options. Our brain tumor clinical trials may involve:
- A new combination or schedule of chemotherapy drugs
- Medications that help block tumor growth
- Vaccine therapy
- Oxygen therapy
- Strategies for reducing the side effects of chemotherapy
- Treatments to help improve brain function for advanced stage tumors
Patients from St. Petersburg, FL, who are interested in one of our brain tumor clinical trials will be carefully screened to determine if they are eligible. Considerations include the patient’s age and general health, the type and location of the tumor and treatment history. Eligible patients always have the option of choosing whether they want to participate and are free to stop participation at any time and for any reason.
Moffitt is dedicated to furthering research and discovering better treatment options for patients with brain tumors and other types of cancer. This commitment is why we’ve earned the National Cancer Institute’s designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center, and we are the only center based in Florida that has this designation. We encourage patients from St. Petersburg, FL, and other out-of-town areas to consider participating in one of our clinical trials.
If you would like to learn more about the brain tumor clinical trials currently available at Moffitt Cancer Center, call 813-745-6100 or 1-800-679-0775 (toll-free) or submit a clinical trials inquiry form. We welcome patients from St. Petersburg, FL, and other nearby areas, and do not require a referral to schedule an appointment.