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I feel very fortunate to have crossed paths with the wonderful doctors and nurses at Overlook. Fate may have brought me here, but the advanced technology and treatment, along with the caring staff, saved my life.

Michelle Love

Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Overlook Medical patient

Cancer Research | Carol G. Simon Cancer Center | Cancer Clinical Trial | NJ


Current Cancer Clinical Trials

Using groundbreaking studies to drive effective, new treatment options is the core principle of many cancer research programs.

At Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, we have many of the nation’s top doctors and researchers. What's more, we're a Major Clinical Affiliate of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the State’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. This affiliation and other clinical partnerships with industry and cooperative groups addresses clinical research in a way that allows our center to provide the community with the latest available investigational medicine and treatments.

Research Groups

Carol G. Simon Cancer Center handles a portfolio of research for all types of cancer and participates in the following research groups:  

  • Alliance – formerly American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG), Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) and North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG)

  • Children’s Cancer Study Group (through a partnership with Goryeb Children’s Hospital)

  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)

  • National Cancer Institute Group

  • NRG – formerly National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)

  • Pharmaceutical studies

  • Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Patient Participation

Participating in a clinical study gives eligible patients early access to promising new treatment, often at no additional cost, and is considered the highest standard of care when it is available. In addition to treatment studies, we offer trials related to screenings, quality of life and survivorship.

Eligibility criteria are unique to each available study, so not all patients will qualify. We assess patients both before the start of their treatment and throughout the course of their care to determine if a clinical trial may be right for them.

Current Cancer Clinical Trials

  • Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial – The Women’s Cancer Center, part of Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers, is evaluating periodic blood tests that may be helpful in the early detection of ovarian cancer. To participate or learn more information, call 973-971-6491 or email us. Find out more about this trial >

  • Gene TrialAtlantic Melanoma Center at Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers is an internationally-recognized clinical research center that diagnoses and treats patients with melanoma, including those in the skin, mucous membranes and eyes. Currently, we are one of only seven sites across the country to participate in a gene therapy trial, in which genetically-engineered material is injected into a tumor to “teach” it how to fight the cancer. To participate or learn more information, please call 973-971-5990 or 908-522-6195.

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