Participate in a Study
SCCA was formed, in part, to bring promising new treatments to patients faster. For sarcoma patients this means more treatment options at SCCA than might be found elsewhere, including participation in one of many ongoing clinical trials conducted at SCCA and its parent organizations, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine.
Not all patients are cured with standard therapy, and some standard treatments may have more side effects than are desired; therefore, patients may seek help through a clinical trial. Patients who participate in clinical trials have the first chance to benefit from treatments that have shown promise in earlier research. They also make an important contribution to medical science by helping doctors learn more about the disease.
SCCA currently is conducting clinical trials for several types of sarcoma including:
- Ewing Sarcoma
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Kaposi's Sarcoma
For information about the available trials for sarcoma, see the list of Sarcoma Clinical Trials at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
For more information about clinical studies, see the Patient Guide to Clinical Trials.