Research & Clinical Trials

Meridian Cancer Care offers promising treatment options through affiliations with some of the nation's top cancer centers. As the only "System Partner" of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Meridian Cancer Care is offering Monmouth and Ocean counties' communities excellent oncologic care backed by New Jersey's breakthrough cancer research and clinical findings. See a complete list of available clinical trials.

Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision, and it is often helpful to talk with a physician, family member or friend before deciding to take part in one. If you are accepted to participate in a clinical trial, you will be given a structured program to follow. You may have a schedule of tests, doctors' appointments and treatment. To gain a better understanding of the benefits of clinical research read this brochure.

About Our Partnership with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey as the only system partner of the prestigious Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCI-CCC). NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers lead this country’s fight against cancer. The coveted NCI-designation, awarded to only 41 centers in the nation, signifies a relentless dedication to improving prevention, detection, treatment and care by quickly transforming laboratory discoveries to the bedside. To gain a “comprehensive” designation, the highest ranking given by NCI, a center must meet rigorous criteria in cancer care, research, prevention and education.

Access to Internationally Renowned Specialists: The best cancer treatment plans are created in multidisciplinary meetings where doctors, nurses and other clinicians create the plan together. With this affiliation, the team at Meridian can consult about patient cases with an extensive network of internationally renowned researchers and physicians who only specialize in the patient’s type of cancer. They know the intricacies of the cancer and what treatment options work best.

Bringing Hope Closer to Home: Each NCI-CCC serves the needs of the community by sharing the latest treatments, protocols and clinical trials with patients throughout the region. Our patients’ at all five Meridian hospitals have access to these exclusive treatment options, many not available elsewhere in the area. Thanks to this important partnership, hope is much closer to home.