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Research program leaders


Research program

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Clinical research is a key part of the cancer care offered at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute. Doctors and research staff create and participate in advanced cancer research studies to bring new treatments to patients. They work with the entire care team to ensure our research efforts are supported in all areas. 

Available clinical trials

The following is a current list of our open, cancer-related research studies at Virginia Piper Cancer Institute locations, part of Allina Health. Patients can participate in the studies at the locations listed with each study.

Available studies

We focus on:

  • treatments like chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy and immune therapy
  • methods for improving care
  • management of symptoms and side effects
  • quality of life 

Clinical trials allow you to:

  • take a more active role in your health care
  • gain access to new drugs, treatments and disease management practices
  • contribute to medical research

Should I participate in a clinical trial?

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    National collaboration

    You also have access to more clinical trials through our national partnership with:

    This collaboration has earned our clinical researchers national recognition.

    Additional resources

    This department oversees research conducted through Allina Health. It helps researchers meet requirements that protect the health and privacy of patients in clinical trials.