Clinical Trials

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Presence Resurrection Medical Center integrates translational research into clinical practice by offering access to new treatment and/or advanced medical discoveries through our Clinical Trials Program. Clinical trials are studies that evaluate the effectiveness of new drugs, diagnostic tests and treatment strategies, and increase scientific understanding of a wide variety of diseases.

The different types of clinical trials are:

  1. Treatment trials, which test new drugs, medical devices, medical procedures, or combinations of treatments
  2. Prevention trials, which look for better ways to prevent diseases through medicines, vaccines, vitamins, minerals, or lifestyle changes
  3. Screening trials, which look for new ways to test for the presence of a disease or health condition
  4. Quality of life trials, which explore ways to improve comfort and quality of life for chronically ill individuals

Through our participation in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Cancer Trials Network (NTCN) oncologists bring cancer patients advanced medicine by offering clinical trials covering a wide range of tumor sites including but not limited to breast, colon, lung, kidney and prostate cancers.

The development of more effective cancer treatments requires that new and innovative therapies be evaluated with cancer patients. Each clinical trial is designed to find new or better ways to treat cancer patients. Clinical trials are extremely important to cancer patients, who may have exhausted all other forms of treatment, yet still have active disease. Patients can choose to voluntarily participate in studies offering new treatments not yet available to the general population.

Patients in clinical trials are monitored closely by physicians and other research team members. In addition, research patients' safety is monitored by both the study's sponsor and the PRMC Institutional Review Board (IRB), a group of people who review research to protect patient rights and welfare.

If you would like more information about clinical trials offered at Presence Resurrection Medical Center, please call the Clinical Research Office at 773-594-7821.

You can read more about Clinical Trials, by visiting the National Institute of Health Clinical Studies webpage.

Financial Conflict of Interest in Research

Presence Resurrection Medical Center is dedicated to maintaining public trust in the integrity of our research-related activities. The identification and responsible management of financial conflicts of interest (FCOI) are crucial both for safeguarding research objectivity and for compliance with federal regulations and Presence Health policies.

Federal Regulations

The PRMC Financial Conflict of Interest Policy in Research was developed to address and comply with the federal regulations on:

  • Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for Which PHS Funding Is Sought 42 CFR Part 50, Subpart F

FCOI Information Requests

In accordance with the Public Health Service ("PHS") Financial Conflict of Interest regulation (42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F and 45 CFR Part 94), Presence Resurrection Medical Center will make certain information regarding financial conflicts of interest of senior/key personnel on PHS-funded research projects available upon written request. Requests for information regarding such financial conflicts of interest may be made by mail to the following address:

Presence Resurrection Medical Center Clinical Research Office
Attn: Financial Conflict of Interest Request
7435 West Talcott Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60631

We will respond within five business days of receipt of a written request. Information that will be made available is the following:

  1. Name of the individual with the financial conflict of interest
  2. Individual's title and role with respect to the PHS-funded research project
  3. Name of the entity in which the significant financial interest is held
  4. Nature of the significant financial interest
  5. Approximate dollar value of the significant financial interest
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