North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center has been awarded one of the top ten enrolling clinical trial locations while Dr. Thomas Boyd was recognized as one of the top ten accruing physicians for clinical trials enrollment in 2010 by the US Oncology Research Network.
North Star Lodge competes with over 200 different locations and 1274 physicians nationwide in this annual award. Many of the participating research centers that made the top ten locations list are located in large metropolitan areas such as Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada.
“This award speaks to the active nature of our research here at North Star Lodge. It is not often patients will find the opportunity to access the latest in research in a community of this size, states Dr. Boyd. “Our patients need not travel far for state-of-the-art treatment.”
North Star actively participates in 30-40 clinical trials at any given time. Studies can range from one year extending beyond ten years depending upon the focus of the trial. North Star Lodge participates in the US Oncology Research Network, National Cancer Institute and Radiation Therapy Oncology Group trials. The US Oncology Research program represents the largest percentage of North Star’s research programs.