Early-Phase Clinical Trials

The Aurora Difference

Giving You More Options in the Fight Against Cancer

At Aurora Health Care, you have access to cancer care that includes experts from multiple disciplines. With access to early-phase clinical trials, you can be among the first in the country to try potential treatments.

Access to Leading-Edge Treatment Through Early-Phase Clinical Trials

Aurora offers a range of cancer treatments, including early-phase (phase I, I/II, II) and phase III clinical trials. Early-phase clinical trials set the stage for future studies testing new treatments in larger groups of people. Our nationally recognized clinical trial expertise helps you have a good experience.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Award-winning care: Our large team of cancer experts, including oncologists and surgeons, provides you with safe, effective care. In fact, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has recognized our program with an Outstanding Achievement Award. Fewer than one in five programs nationwide achieves this distinction. Read more about cancer care at Aurora.
  • Leadership at the national level: Our commitment to clinical trial excellence extends beyond the communities we serve. Our doctors are shaping national clinical trial standards through leadership in oncology (cancer) professional societies. Learn more about cancer clinical trials and our participation in the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program.
  • Safety is a top priority: Every year, more than 1,400 people put their trust in our clinical trials program. People take comfort in knowing that we uphold the highest professional and ethical research standards. This approach means that we are always looking out for your well-being. Find out more about integrity and quality.

Trial Phases

About Clinical Trial Phases

Clinical trial phases include a series of research tests that are required before a new treatment can be offered to the general public. Each phase answers a different research question. If you are thinking of participating in a clinical trial, learning more about clinical trial phases can help you know what to expect.

Our teams, which include clinical research coordinators, take extra steps to help you understand how a clinical trial advances medicine and what will be asked of you if you choose to participate. Read more about clinical trials participant information.

Early-phase clinical trials test:

  • Dosing and side effects (Phase I): We determine how much of a new drug (dose) is necessary for it to work while also protecting you from potential side effects.
  • Effectiveness of treatment (Phase II): These trials help determine whether the new treatment is effective.
  • Comparison with existing treatments (Phase III): The goal of Phase III clinical trials is to find out whether the new treatment works compared to existing treatment options. Learn more about cancer services and treatment.

How to Participate

Find out more about ways to participate in research.

Become a Research Sponsor

You can sponsor original research or clinical trials.

Make a Donation

Your donation can help fund critical research or help to develop new medical products.

Collaborate With Aurora

Bring our expertise and data to your research program.