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Saint Joseph Mercy Brighton participating location in $19.3 Million grant for cancer research

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS), a member of Trinity Health, and its Michigan Cancer Research Consortium (MCRC) have been awarded a grant for $19.3 million as part of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), a national network of organizations that provide cancer care to diverse populations in community-based health care practices across the United States. This award is one of the largest federal grants that Trinity Health has ever received.

After a highly competitive process, St. Joe’s MCRC was selected as one of 34 community sites across the country to receive the 6-year NCORP grant enabling patients throughout the 13-hospital consortium, spanning three states, to participate in leading-edge clinical trials offering access to the most advanced cancer treatments available in the country. St. Joe’s is a national leader in personalized medicine with trials that use promising targeted agents based on the genomics of the patient’s tumor as well as the latest immunotherapy trials available. In addition, trials evaluating advances in the latest surgical and radiation techniques and methods to reduce the side effects of cancer treatments are evaluated through the NCORP research.

“For patients to be able to take part in the highest quality research treatments right in their own communities is a tremendous opportunity,” said Dr. Philip Stella of the Michigan Cancer Research Consortium, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.  “At the same time, we are assisting the National Cancer Institute to increase their access to real-world health care delivery in the community, where the majority of cancer patients receive their care.”

Participating locations include St. Joseph Mercy facilities in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Chelsea, Oakland, and Livonia, as well as Mercy in Springfield.

For more information including a list of current clinical trials, call (734) 712-3671 or visit http://www.stjoeshealth.org/cancercare-clinical-trials.

 

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