Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Awarded Nearly $9 million to Expand Access to Clinical Trials

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Mitchell Machtay, MD, of UH Seidman Cancer Center, co-principal investigator of grant

CLEVELAND — Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has been selected, once again, as a Lead Academic Participating Site by the National Cancer Institute. The renewal comes with a six-year, $8.9 million grant that will enable the center to provide patients with additional access to clinical trials through the National Clinical Trials Network. In this renewal, NCI is committed to improving the resources provided for each patient to cover research costs at levels linked to the complexity of the clinical trial.
 
In 2014, the center was selected as one of 30 inaugural Lead Academic Participating Sites and has been among the top enrollment centers to NIH-funded clinical trials for each of the past four years. More than 1,000 patients have participated in clinical trials under the program. This renewal grant enables the center to continue to work collaboratively with its three hospital partners--Cleveland Clinic, the MetroHealth System, and University Hospitals (UH) Seidman Cancer Center--providing patients access to the latest and most promising treatment options.
 
“At the center, we are committed to improving cancer prevention, care and outcomes,” said Mitchell Machtay, MD, a co-principal investigator on the grant and associate director for clinical research at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Vincent K. Smith Professor and chairman of radiation oncology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and UH Seidman Cancer Center. “For our patients, this renewal will not only make available cancer clinical trials being conducted at some of the leading cancer centers across the United States, but also will  help future patients through the development of new treatment approaches.”
 

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