Diagnostic & Treatment
Diagnostics & Treatment
To discuss how to get involved in clinical cancer research, contact Shaw's clinical research coordinator:
Paige Bordelon, MPH at (970) 569-7608 or email@example.com
While receiving cancer treatment at Shaw Cancer Center, patients may have the opportunity to participate in our clinical research program.
Clinical trials are the bridge between discoveries made in a research lab and providing patients with innovative disease management and treatment. Trials cannot happen without volunteers. Volunteering for a trial means contributing to a body of knowledge that will ultimately improve patient outcomes, effect health policy and allow providers to tailor treatment to an individual's needs. Research volunteers are given access to cutting-edge treatments and supported by a comprehensive medical team. Unfortunately, 37% of trials can't happen because of a lack of volunteers, slowing progress towards medical breakthroughs and limiting discoveries to those populations represented in the data.
In cooperation with the University of Colorado, Shaw offers patients a selection of clinical trials funded by the National Cancer Institute that allow patients access to new methods of treating cancer with chemotherapy, biotherapy or radiation. Shaw also offers industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated trials that evaluate patient quality of care and translational research objectives. All clinical cancer research is imperative to reducing cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality.
Shaw Cancer Center is pleased to offer genetic counseling services and facilitate genetic testing for patients, as indicated. For more information, please call (970) 569-7600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To schedule an appointment:
Complete the Family History Questionnaire and return it via fax to 970-470-6675 or email it to email@example.com. We must receive your Family History Questionnaire and have a copy of the results of any genetic testing of family members, as applicable, prior to scheduling a visit with our genetic counselor.
Once we receive your completed Family History Questionnaire, we will contact you to schedule your appointment.
If you have a family history of cancer, your chances of getting some types of cancer may be higher than that of the average person. The Hereditary Cancer Service evaluates patients' risks and provides guidance for reducing those risks.
We know that genetic factors, in combination with environmental influences, play a role in the development of cancer. Many cancers are random occurrences. However, some people inherit changes in their genes called mutations, which put them at greater risk for developing cancer. This is called hereditary cancer predisposition.
What's Your Risk for Hereditary Cancer?