Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor clinical trials are carefully controlled research studies performed to determine the effectiveness of promising new treatments. Participation is strictly on a volunteer basis. While clinical trials may not be right for everyone, if a patient is matched to a suitable study, he or she can potentially benefit from a groundbreaking new treatment before it is made available in other settings. Clinical trials are also one of the best ways for researchers to make advances in cancer treatment that improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
A patient who has been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor faces many important decisions, one of which is choosing a treatment plan. When reviewing treatment options with a patient, a physician may suggest an appropriate clinical trial. Before a patient can take part in a trial, he or she must meet certain requirements. However, even if a patient qualifies, it is ultimately his or her decision whether or not to enroll (and whether to remain enrolled through the duration of the study).
Individuals who would like to learn more about clinical trials can begin by consulting with the cancer experts at Moffitt Cancer Center. Our patients have access to a wide variety of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor clinical trials, including studies designed to evaluate:
- State-of-the-art surgical techniques
- New chemotherapy drugs
- Targeted therapies
- New radiation therapy delivery methods
- Strategies to minimize treatment side effects
- Ways to reduce the likelihood of cancer recurrence
As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Moffitt has earned worldwide recognition for our landmark clinical research and resulting advances in cancer treatment. We’ll be pleased to provide a list of clinical trials currently underway in our highly acclaimed program, and we can also help match patients to studies that might meet their medical needs.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor and would like to explore a clinical trial, call 1-813-745-6100 or 1-800-679-0775 (toll-free) or submit a clinical trials inquiry form online. We do not require referrals.