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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. Avera offers clinical trials in Sioux Falls, Pierre, and Aberdeen, SD, with a goal to expand to other regional sites.

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 and Avera investigator-initiated genomic therapy trials for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer and metastatic solid tumors.

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 the Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center at 888-422-1410 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.

Find a Clinical Trial

View a list of cancer research trials that are currently enrolling patients at Avera.

Contact Us

To learn more about cancer research and clinical trials at Avera, talk with your cancer care team or call the Avera Cancer Institute Navigation Center at 888-422-1410.


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