Cancer Care Cancer Research Cancer Research for the OzarksCoxHealth partners with Cancer Research for the Ozarks (CRO) to give patients access to national clinical trials of the newest cancer therapies. Cancer Research for the Ozarks is an NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) originated and funded by the National Cancer Institute. It's one of more than 50 NCORPs nationally that conduct cancer research through the National Cancer Institute and its designated research groups.CoxHealth Center for Research & InnovationWe're committed to improving the health of our community through education and research. Our Center for Research and Innovation helps connect our patients with pharmaceutical and other clinical trials. Learn more about the CoxHealth Center for Research and Innovation. About Clinical Trials FAQs What are clinical trials? What are the benefits of clinical trials? Where can I get more information? What are clinical trials? Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work for people. Clinical trials can provide scientific answers about better ways to prevent and treat cancer. As participants in a cancer clinical trial, people have the opportunity to contribute to important research in the fight against cancer. What are the benefits of clinical trials? Clinical trial participants have access to promising new approaches that often are not available outside of the trial. The treatment or approach being studied may be more effective than the current treatment standard, and trial participants may be the first to benefit from this new method. During the trial, participants receive regular, thorough care from their doctors and cancer research nurses. Where can I get more information? Current clinical trial information is available from Cancer Research for the Ozarks. If you're interested in participating in a clinical trial, be sure to talk to your physician first.