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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Gundersen offers about 125 clinical trials on any day, granting you access to the same cutting-edge treatments available at the best-known medical research hospitals. You could be the reason we find a cure. Clinical trials help medical experts learn whether a new treatment can produce a better outcome for those with serious and life-threatening conditions.

Our clinical trials

You can participate in our trials for cancer and blood disorders, and those underway for other specialty conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

Cancer & Blood Disorders Clinical Trials Multidisciplinary Clinical Trials
Let's answer your questions
What can we learn from trials?

The data collected from clinical trials will help find new ways to prevent, detect or manage diseases and medical conditions; determine the safety and effectiveness of new treatments; and find the correct dosages to treat a medical problem.

Are they safe?
Your safety is our priority. Our Research Committee of healthcare and science experts reviews the science behind the study before allowing a clinical trial at Gundersen. The trial then advances for approval by our Institutional Review Board of healthcare professionals and community members before it’s offered to patients.
What are the risks?
Each clinical trial is unique, but you can expect that we’ll keep you informed about all known risks and side effects throughout your study.
What are the benefits?
  • You may receive medication or treatment not yet available to the general public that could improve your health.
  • You will help researchers learn whether new medications are effective.
  • You will help others by providing information that can lead to better treatments.
  • You may be eligible for study-related visits, laboratory tests, procedures and/or experimental medication or treatment at no cost.
  • You may receive money for your time and travel expenses.
Additional questions
Will I get experimental treatment?
Volunteers receive experimental treatment or are in the control group. Volunteers in the control group receive the standard treatment or a placebo instead of a drug. This helps researchers determine effectiveness.
How do I qualify?
That depends on the clinical trial. You do not have to be a Gundersen patient to participate.
What are my rights and responsibilities?
You have the right to stop participating in a study and to withdraw your consent at any time, and for any reason. It is your responsibility to take medications and/or use devices as directed, keep appointments.
What is informed consent?

To participate in a clinical trial, you must give your informed consent. That means that you understand the purpose of the study, the procedures and tests required, the risks and benefits and your rights.

How to connect

Your participation in a clinical trial is vital to Gundersen Medical Foundation's mission. Let’s take the next steps together. If you think you may qualify for a clinical trial, contact your healthcare provider or call us.

Call (608) 775-7525

1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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