At Lake Norman Oncology, we are able to offer enrollment in a wide variety of clinical trials. Clinical trials help to answer whether a new drug or combination or drugs is effective for a particular disease. Offering trials allows us to present a broader range of treatment options to our patients, including drugs not available outside of a study. We enroll
patients through our affiliation with the Center for Cancer Research at the Presbyterian Cancer Center.
Through this affiliation, we are able to enroll patients onto trials sponsored by the:
- National Surgical Adjuvant Bowel and Breast Project
- Southwest Oncology Group
- Cancer and Leukemia Group B
- Gynecologic Oncology Group
- Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
- Duke Oncology Network
- Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
Tumor Board at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
The tumor board at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center meets every other Thursday. It is a multidisciplinary meeting in which difficult cases are presented and a consensus opinion is reached regarding the best treatment of the patient. The tumor registrar, nursing, surgeons, palliative care, radiation oncology and medical oncology comprise the board.
Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences and Clinics at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
Our physicians are active participants in the Multidisciplinary Tumor Conferences and Clinics at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. These Conferences meet two to three times weekly, where difficult cases are presented and a consensus opinion is reached regarding the best treatment of the patient. Expert guidelines, open clinical trials, and the most up-to-date clinical data are used in developing the treatment plan. These conferences are comprised of Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Cancer Surgeons, Radiologists, and Pathologists.
Currently we have access to over 60 trials. The available trials change periodically. If you have any interest in participating in one of our trials, we encourage you to discuss this with us.