Clinical Trials

HOA is dedicated to finding new and more effective treatments for cancer through clinical research. Since 1986, HOA has participated in the National Cancer Institute Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP). We are one of only 50 such participants in the United States. Our patients therefore can benefit from clinical trials of state-of-the-art cancer treatments that are unavailable anywhere else in upstate NY. (The closest CCOP participants are located in Long Island and Pennsylvania.)

For more information on the CCOP visit the National Cancer Institute.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are clinical trials?

Clinical trials (sometimes called studies or research) test brand new cancer treatments with the goal of finding better ways to treat cancer and help patients. Clinical trials test new drugs, new approaches to surgery or radiation therapy, new combinations of treatments, or new methods such as gene therapy. In most cases, trial treatments have already shown promise to improve current therapies.