Research &
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Research & Clinical Trials

The latest on cancer research, policy and how you can get involved

Clinical trials are a standard of care at Lancaster General Health. A team of cancer specialty physicians, nurses, research personnel and administrative staff ensure oversight and selection of clinical trials based on criteria that include community need, types of cancer seen, safety, and those studies with a molecular target to help select people likely or not likely to benefit.

"HeLa" cells are among the most important tools in modern medical science – bought and sold by the billions, they come from the most widely used cell line in laboratories worldwide, derived from cervical cancer cells.  But, who is the person that these first cells came from?

39-year-old Kristin says of her mom, Reenie, "My mom is a hero. She's saving our lives, and the next generation and the generation after that. I could cry."  Read this touching article about a mother and daughter who faced cancer together and how genetic counseling saves lives.

5% of all patients that are diagnosed with cancer participate in a clinical trial. That means that 95% do not participate.  About 1.5 million people will get a cancer diagnosis in 2011.  Just think of the impact 1.5 million people could have on the face of cacer research if they participated in a trial. 

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