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UNC Cancer Network attends Pardee Hospital’s cancer conference to introduce new clinical trials for local cancer patients

The University of North Carolina Cancer Network visited Pardee Hospital at the end of December 2011 to meet with Pardee’s Cancer research staff and physicians to discuss additional clinical trials here for local cancer patients. “Participation in clinical trials is an opportunity for patients to receive the most-advanced cancer treatment, and at the same time, make a real difference for patients who will be diagnosed with cancer in coming years.  Pardee has a long record of making this opportunity a reality for our patients, and the partnership with the UNC Cancer Network will expand those opportunities, bringing our patients state-of-the-art treatment close to where they live and work,” said James Radford, M.D., principal investigator for the cancer clinical trials program at Pardee. Currently, Pardee is offering 52 clinical trials. Pardee’s partnership with UNC Cancer Network will result in additional clinical trials available to patients locally at Pardee. These additional will be a benefit to both the patients and the physicians, and will help Pardee’s Comprehensive Cancer Center maintain national standards. As a nationally recognized cancer treatment and research facility, the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Pardee is dedicated to using the latest technology and innovative therapies.  The Cancer Center hosts community education programs, support groups, provides cancer screenings and holistic support and care for patients and their families dealing with cancer.

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