Clinical Trials

Our research program helps find new and better ways to slow, stop, cure, and prevent cancer and its treatment side effects!

Begun in 1983, our program offers clinical trials from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), private industry and pharmaceutical companies.

If you are interested in joining our research efforts, talk with your care team at any time. If you are not already an HOA patient, call us at 315-472-7504, extension 1350.

Being part of a clinical trial is done on a volunteer basis. Each patient is educated about their clinical trial before it begins.

Current Clinical Trials




There are different types of clinical trials:

Prevention trials look for better ways to prevent a disease in people who have never had the disease or to prevent the disease from returning. Approaches may include medicines, vaccines, or lifestyle changes.

Screening trials test new ways for detecting diseases or health conditions.

Diagnostic trials study or compare tests or procedures for diagnosing a particular disease or condition.

Treatment trials test new treatments, new combinations of drugs, or new approaches to surgery or radiation therapy.

Behavioral trials evaluate or compare ways to promote behavioral changes designed to improve health.

Quality-of-life trials (or supportive-care trials) explore and measure ways to improve the comfort and quality of life of people with conditions or illnesses.