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Clinical Trials - Oncology Research

More screened patients participate in clinical trials than the national average.

Clinical trials help determine whether promising treatment approaches should become a new standard of care. The clinical trials may study a new drug, a new approach to surgery, new radiation treatments or combinations of these treatments. The goal is to improve the survival rate for a specific type of cancer.

Areas of clinical trial

The Oncology Research Department offers clinical trials to patients at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Cancer Center and Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. Clinical trials are available in many areas including:

  • Brain
  • Breast
  • Esophageal
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genitourinary
  • Gynecological
  • Head & Neck
  • Hematological
  • Lung
  • Melanoma
  • Sarcoma

In 2019, 9% of screened Methodist Jennie Edmundson Cancer Center patients were given the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. On average, only 3-5% of cancer patients are accepted into clinical trials nationally.


Methodist Jennie Edmundson Cancer Center
One Edmundson Place
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

(712) 396-4429