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At the Virginia Cancer Specialists Research Institute (VCSRI), research an integral component of our mission to give patients access to cutting-edge cancer therapies/treatments in the community where they live and work. This allows us to better meet the growing demand in our community for groundbreaking trials, it also enables us to lead the way in research focusing on promising new advancements, such as immunotherapy.
“The Future of oncology is predicated on finding new drugs and treatments for patients”, Alex Spira, MD
“…just being able to bring clinical research to the community setting is hugely important…”, Raymond Wadlow, MD
VCS houses a new Research Facility for Phase 1 Clinical Trials – the largest of its kind in the Northern Virginia area
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Research and Clinical Trials are an integral part of advancing cancer care. The physicians and staff in The US Oncology Network and Virginia Cancer Specialists are helping to advance cancer care in community practices with novel therapies. Alex Spira, M.D., PhD, F.A.C.P and Neelima Denduluri, M.D. weigh in.
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At any one time, more than 300 trials are in progress across The Network for many cancer diagnoses. Watch this video that highlights the importance of patient participation in clinical trials told through one patient’s experience. Through US Oncology Research, community oncology practices across the country have enrolled more than 65,000 patients to clinical trials contributing to 65 FDA approvals to date.
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Thousands of cancer patients receive cutting-edge care every day at cancer centers across The US Oncology Network. Each center is unique, but all provide advanced, compassionate care in an environment that promotes wellness, surrounding the patient with highly trained and supportive staff. By providing individualized guidance and support throughout the entire treatment and survivorship process, we empower patients and their loved ones to have the best possible cancer journey. Dr. Anne Favret’s clinical trial patient Antoinette Jones, talks about her Cancer Journey.
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