Access to Cutting Edge Treatments and Cancer Research
Until there’s a cure for cancer, each new drug and each new treatment represent new hope. Cancer research gives patients access to cutting-edge treatments right here in Sioux Falls. It is widely known that research and clinical trials offer better outcomes and quality of life today, as well as hope for improved treatment and cures in the future.
Five cancer research nurses evaluate each patient newly diagnosed with cancer to determine whether that patient matches to a research trial. These research nurses specialize in areas of breast cancer, hematological diseases, gynecologic cancer, radiation and solid tumor malignancies.
The Avera Research Institute, in concert with the Avera Cancer Institute, participates in over 70 new and ongoing clinical studies to test new treatments, drugs or combinations of drugs in cancer care. This includes both National Cancer Institute-sponsored studies and studies sponsored by pharmaceutical companies.