Clinical Trials

The William R. Bliss Cancer Center is committed to finding new, safe and effective ways to treat and prevent cancer. Our clinical research program is part of that commitment, which allows patients access to the latest trials without the need to travel.

Types of Clinical Trials

We participate in three general types of clinical trials:

  • Cancer prevention trials aim to find ways to keep cancer from starting.
  • Cancer control trials are designed to find new ways to alleviate and control specific side effects of cancer treatments.
  • Cancer treatment trials compare standard treatments with new approaches, either using experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies.


The William R. Bliss Cancer Center has partnerships with:


Eligibility for participation in a clinical trial is based on a number of factors including age, gender, the type and stage of the cancer, previous treatment history and other medical conditions.

To find out more information and eligibility requirements on a specific trial, please search our clinical trials below, or contact our clinical trials office at 515-239-4734.

Clinical Trial Categories


Clinical Trials Matching Service

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society Clinical Trials Matching Service is a free, confidential program that helps patients, their families and other healthcare workers locate appropriate cancer trials available to our patients.

Learn more.

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