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Cancer Research

About the Cancer Research Foundation

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The Community Cancer Research Foundation is bringing to area patients the latest research advances in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. Through trials sponsored by the Foundation local patients have been among the first to benefit from treatments that have helped to improve survival, and are less invasive. In its quest to improve cancer care, the Foundation also established the Cancer Resource Centre, providing valuable support resources to patients and their families. Through its many community outreach programs for the public and educational programs for area medical professionals, the Foundation brings awareness to the issues affecting cancer care.

The Foundation sponsors research trials at the three hospitals of the Community Healthcare System: Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. As part of the Community Healthcare System, the Foundation helps support the area's largest cancer treatment and research programs with its established links to the National Cancer Institute and major research cooperatives around the globe. More than 30 trials are available, offering local patients access to treatments for breast, lung, ovarian and colon cancers, lymphoma, adult leukemia and multiple myeloma.

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