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ThenewWilliamE.KahlertRegionalCancerCenterisslatedtoopeninfall2014ontheCarrollHospitalCentercampus.Thenewcancercenterwillfeaturenavigationandsurvivorshipprogramsthelatesttechnologiesexpandedtreatmentoptionseducationalresourcesandmoreinoneconvenientsupportiveenvironment.FormoreinformationaboutthenewcancercentervisitCarrollHospitalCenter.orgCancerPlansCarrollRegionalCancerCenterisproudtoannounceitslatestachievementinitsongoingeortstoadvancecancercarebecomingamemberoftheAllianceforClinicalTrialsinOncology.SponsoredbytheNationalCancerInstituteNCItheAllianceisanationalclinicaltrialsnetworkthatwillexpandtheclinicaltrialsinwhichlocalpatientscanparticipate.AsamemberotheAlliancethehospitalscancercenterjoinsnearly10000cancerspecialistsathospitalsmedicalcentersandcommu-nityclinicsacrosstheUnitedStatesandCanada.Cancertrialsarescientifcstudiesthattestnewtreatmentsonpatientstodetermineithosetreatmentsaresaeandeec-tive.Expertsevaluateeverythingromnewmedicationsandwhatcombinationsanddosesworkthebesttowhichmedica-tionsaremosteectiveorcertaindiseases.TisputsourcancerprogramrightattheleveloacademicinstitutionsintermsooeringclinicaltrialssaysFlavioKruterM.D.hematologyoncologyandmedicaldirectoroCarrollHospitalCentersoncologyprogram.Foramemberothiscommunitywhoisbattlingcancerthenumberoclinicaltrialswearegoingtobeabletooerhereisgoingtobemuchmuchlarger.AnadditionalbeneftocancertrialsisthattheyallowpeopletohelputurepatientssaysJohannaDiMentoM.D.hematologyoncology.WhenIseealadywithbreastcancerandwetalkaboutaclin-icaltrialquiteotenshethinksoherkidsGodorbidwhatimydaughtergetsthisTisisonewaythatImaybehelpinghersaysDr.DiMento.SinceclinicaltrialsareotenreservedorlargeacademicinstitutionsmembersothehospitalsoncologyprogramsadministrativestarecentlycompletedaspecialNCIprogramwheretheyreceivedtraininginimplementingclinicaltrialsinacommunitysetting.Duringtheprogramthestaweretrainedonconductingaresearchprogrammaintainingcom-plianceandrecruitingpatientsorclinicaltrials.Tehospitalsoncologyphysiciansandclinicalresearchstawillguidetheclinicaltrialsprocessoreligiblepatientsinter-estedinparticipating.Formoreinformationoncancerservicesorparticipat-inginaclinicaltrialpleasecallthecancercenterat410-871-6400.CarrollHospitalCenter.org11LefttorightFlavioKruterM.D.hematologistoncologistDavidSalingerM.D.radiationoncologistandJohannaDiMentoM.D.hematologistoncologist