Baptist MD Anderson Clinical Trials
For over 20 years, physicians at Baptist Health have conducted cancer research, focusing on the cancers that most impact our community. Through a collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Network, one of the world’s largest and most respected cancer centers in America, Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center patients benefit from access to cutting edge treatments, new technologies and clinical trials shaping the future of cancer care.
Focusing on adult cancer research, the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office offers select MD Anderson clinical trials and multiple unique clinical trials from leading pharmaceutical companies, the National Cancer Institute, Cooperative Groups, private sector companies and individual physician researchers.
For your convenience, we provide an up-to-date listing of all clinical trials Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center participates in. Each trial includes the recruiting status, eligibility criteria, participating physician and contact information.
What is a clinical trial?
A clinical study involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge. Participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators and approved for clinical studies by the FDA.
Carefully conducted Clinical trials are the safest way to compare a new medical approach to improve health. A new product or approach determines whether new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments. The investigators try to determine the safety and efficacy of the intervention by measuring certain outcomes in the participants.
Our partnership with MD Anderson will help us convert their vast knowledge of cancer into the power of prevention, raising awareness of the diseases and promoting healthy lifestyle choices to help people avoid becoming patients. We invite the community to join us in the global effort to #endcancer.
Faculty, Staff & Leadership
Each research participant will have their own specialized team of experienced researchers and support staff based upon the clinical trial in which they are participating. The multidisciplinary team may include radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, pharmacists, social workers, clinical nurses, infusion nurses, dieticians, genetic counselors, dieticians and financial counselors.
Bill Putnam, MD - Medical Director
Wanda Kay North - Administrative Director
Robin Apostol – Clinical Research Nurse
Cathy Gonzales - Clinical Research Nurse
Sarah Sakin – Research Associate
Mila Shteyn - Clinical Research Coordinator