Cancer Research & Clinical Trials
Until the world discovers a cure for cancer, each new screening, drug and treatment represents new hope. Gain access to these sophisticated options through cancer research and national clinical trials at Avera.
Innovative Cancer Research & Clinical Trials Close to Home
Avera’s robust cancer research and clinical trial programs ensure that you have access to the latest developments in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
The Avera Research Institute, in collaboration with the Avera Cancer Institute, currently offers approximately 100 open clinical studies through the National Cancer Institute and industry sponsors.
You won’t need to travel far from home to receive the latest in cancer care, including a wide variety of clinical trials for:
- Compassionate use
- Screening and diagnosis
- Side effects
- Treatment for all stages of cancer including chemotherapy, radiation, genomic therapy, immunotherapy and more
Avera is also the only cancer center in South Dakota to offer trials for bone marrow transplant, electron-based intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for breast cancer, Avera investigator-initiated genomic therapy trials for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer and metastatic solid tumors, and the GRAIL blood test for cancer screening.
In addition, you may be eligible to participate in one of Avera’s observational studies, such as the Breast Cancer Collaborative Registry, which collect information for the development of future research.
Participate in a Clinical Trial
As part of your cancer treatment at Avera, your care team will determine whether or not you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial. If you choose to enroll, one of our experienced research coordinators will work with you every step of the way.
To learn more, view a list of current cancer research trials and participant information. You can also talk with your cancer care team or call 605-322-3050 for more information.
Connect with Worldwide Research
As the fifth medical institution in the United States to join the Worldwide Innovative Networking (WIN) Consortium – a global network of leading academic, industry, insurance and non-profit research organizations – Avera Cancer Institute collaborates with other prestigious medical institutions to make personalized cancer care a reality for people worldwide.
Learn more about how the Avera Cancer Institute Center for Precision Oncology ensures you receive the right cancer treatment based on your genetics and circumstances.