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Research and Clinical Trials

Involved in national research for more than 30 years, Carle Cancer Center offers its patients access to innovative ways to fight cancer through clinical trials. Clinical trials offer new insight into how to combat a disease like cancer and demonstrate new ways of preventing, treating, or possibly curing cancer.

Carle Cancer Center provides access to clinical trials for several types of cancer including but not limited to breast, lung, colon, melanoma, prostate, and ovarian cancer. We are also actively involved in national prevention clinical trials per cancer type. In addition, we offer symptom management program to address the quality of life of cancer patients.

Counseling and Programming Preferences for a Combined Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention for Breast Cancer Survivors

This will be a cross-sectional survey study of MBCI breast cancer survivors. Recruitment and survey administration will occur during survivor’s routine MBCI appointments. The survey will include questions pertaining to history of participation in diet and exercise programming; interest in, preferences for and barriers to participating in such programming; demographic, clinical and lifestyle factors; and social cognitive constructs. Results will inform the development of programs that are tailored specifically to the Carle breast cancer survivor population with potential for immediate integration into the current survivorship care at MBCI and satellite clinics. A strong, multidisciplinary team of experts from Carle and UIUC whose collaboration and expertise in nutrition and exercise sciences, medical and surgical oncology and behavior change interventions are crucial to the success of this research and in creating the capacity for new initiatives.

SYNQ – SYmptoms, Nutrition, and Quality of Life

The purpose of this study is to look at the links between diet, the long term side effects from cancer treatment, and quality of life in head and neck cancer survivors. In the future, we hope to offer dietary suggestions to help combat the long term side effects of cancer treatment to the head and neck, which may improve quality of life in head and neck cancer survivors.

Understanding the Nutritional Challenges of Food Insecure Cancer Survivors

We are conducting a survey to help us understand how food insecurity may impact cancer survivors. Our main goal is to determine how common food insecurity is among cancer patients and survivors. We will also determine how food insecurity is connected with outcomes important to cancer survivors, such as quality of life and nutritional condition. Lastly, we want to understand how cancer patients and survivors manage their household and medical costs in relation to food and nutrition.


Meet Our Team

With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.



Charitable gifts are used for numerous projects and programs that enhance the healthcare experience for cancer patients and their loved ones. With your support, we’ll continue to work to eliminate cancer through excellence in diagnosis, treatment, research and education. 


Awards and Accreditations

Recognized among the nation’s top hospitals, Carle provides excellent healthcare while continuously improving to meet the needs of our patients.

    • National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer
    • Commission on Cancer
    • ACR - Breast Ultrasound Accredited Company
    • QOPI Certified