Through clinical trials, patients gain access to promising new treatments. Every advance in cancer treatment has resulted from clinical trials. For example, bone marrow transplantation, which is considered the most important advancement in cancer treatment of the last quarter century started right here at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.
Clinical trials and volunteer studies are a vital and critical component of disease research. Through these clinical trials, Fred Hutch researchers make discoveries that lead to new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose or treat diseases.