An emerging national resource for Clinical Research.

Oncology Research Alliance

The vision for the Center for Clinical Research’s oncology research program is a robust clinical trial portfolio to increase access to experimental medicine for CHI’s care providers and patients in the communities we serve.

The CCR works closely with CHI Cancer Centers across the country to build the CHI Oncology Research Alliance.

This committed network of CHI cancer centers covers a broad geography and a diverse population in urban, suburban and rural settings.

These Cancer Centers collectively have experience in conducting Phase I, II and III clinical research trials. Accrual rates to cancer clinical trials vary from 3% to 25% across our accredited sites.

In addition to our proven track record in clinical research, some of our sites have participated in cancer delivery research.

Numerous CHI Cancer Centers have participated in the National Community Cancer Center Program (NCCCP) and have collaborated with the National Cancer Institute on these studies as part of their program.

NCI | Community Oncology Research Program

CHI’s Oncology Research Network is also interested in cancer disparities research.

For Catholic Health Initiatives, eliminating health care disparities and striving to achieve health equity for our patients and the communities we serve are matters of social justice. Participating in cancer disparities research is one more way that we fulfill our mission and demonstrates our commitment to achieving equity in health care quality and access for all those we serve. We have put in place several initiatives that serve disparate populations at our cancer centers including: nurse navigation programs with data collection for barriers to care and patient needs, interpreters, informed consent in languages other than English, and outreach coordinators.

In many cases, an experimental therapeutic is the next line of treatment for a recurrent patient with cancer.

We recognize that the advances in understanding the biology of cancer has revolutionized treatment in the last decade- but much of the knowledge is still being tested in clinical trials by industry. The Center for Clinical Research is currently working with major pharmaceutical companies to put into place premier partnerships that include networked access to CHI sites through master CDAs, master CTAs, and master ICF templates. Our collective goal is to be a top network site for recruitment, quality data, and fast study start-up.

Search for Oncology Clinical Trials

Our initial network of Clinical sites:

System State City Site

CHI St. Vincent


  • Hot Springs
  • CHI St. Vincent Hot Sprints

Mercy Medical Center


  • Des Moines
  • West Des Moines
  • Mercy Medical Center and Cancer Center
  • Mercy Medical Center and Cancer Center — West Lakes

KentuckyOne Health


  • Bardstown
  • Lexington
  • Lexington
  • London
  • Louisville
  • Louisville
  • Flaget Memorial Hospital and Cancer Center
  • St. Joseph Hospital and Cancer Center
  • St. Joseph East and Blazer Cancer Center
  • St. Joseph London and Commonwealth Cancer Center
  • Cancer and Blood Specialists *
  • Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast

CHI Health


  • Grand Island
  • Kearney
  • Kearney
  • Lincoln
  • Omaha
  • Omaha
  • Omaha
  • Omaha
  • Papillion
  • CHI Health St. Francis and Cancer Treatment Center
  • CHI Health Good Samaritan
  • Heartland Hematology and Oncology *
  • CHI Health St. Elizabeth and Cancer Institute
  • CHI Health Bergan Mercy and Cancer Center
  • CHI Health Immanuel
  • CHI Health Lakeside and Cancer Center
  • Hematology and Oncology Consultants *
  • CHI Health Midlands and Cancer Center



  • Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati
  • Bethesda North Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital and Cancer Center
  • Good Samaritan Hospital and Outpatient Cancer Care — Hatton Institute
  • TriHealth Cancer Institute — Eastgate Cancer Center
  • TriHealth Cancer Institute — Westside (Cheviot)

CHI Memorial


  • Chattanooga
  • Memorial Hospital and Cancer Institute

CHI Franciscan Health


  • Burien
  • Tacoma
  • Tacoma
  • Tacoma
  • Highline Medical and Cancer Center
  • Harrison Medical Center
  • Northwest Medical Specialties *
  • St. Joseph Medical Center

CHI St. Joseph Health


  • Bryan
  • CHI St. Joseph Health

* denotes Independent Physician Practice


For partnering opportunities and to learn more about how you can participate, contact the Center for Clinical Research.

CHI Center for Clinical Research

198 Inverness Drive West Englewood, CO 80112


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