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Clinical Trials

Working together to improve patient outcomes.

Advancing Care For The Future

Thedacare’s Cancer Care Research Program provides patients access to clinical trials which offer the potential of improving outcomes and contributing to scientific progress. Through your participation, we are able to gain additional knowledge and expertise that allow us to advance care and treatment options for you and future patients. We are currently conducting trials for the following conditions:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma
  • Head & Neck Cancers
  • Skin Cancer
  • Prostate & Kidney Cancers
  • Gastrointestinal & Pancreatic Cancers

What We Do

The National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) is a national network that brings cancer clinical trials and care delivery studies to people in their own communities.

ThedaCare partners with Marshfield Clinic Health System and Gunderson Health System to form WINCORP (Wisconsin National Community Oncology Program) with the goal of providing access to the latest in cancer clinical research to patients in the Northeast Wisconsin area.

To that end, we continue to expand our portfolio of trials to test novel treatments in a variety of cancers, and are actively expanding access to our satellite cancer centers.

This year we are proud to announce the launch of the Precision Medicine Program. Our Precision Medicine Coordinator closely collaborates with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Carbone Cancer Center to submit genomic testing results of all cancer patients for expert review from the Precision Medicine Molecular Tumor Board. Their recommendations, including suggestions for potential clinical trial enrollment are then communicated to the patient and their clinical team.

Who We Are

We have a growing research team comprised of a medical director, manager, clinical research specialists, nurses and administrative staff.

Back row (L to R):Leah Vatland, Regulatory Research Administration, Laura Klebs, RN; Theresa Barr-Drew, RN; Kristin Wenzel, RPh; Hanna Huss, RN; Sarah Salter, RN; Matthew Luders, Manager. Front Row (L to R): Rachel Luedtke, Precision Medicine Coordinator; Autumn Jentz, Clinical Research Specialist; Dr. Natasha Edwin, Medical Director of Research; Heidi Ourada-Farah, Clinical Research Specialist; Jennifer Hill, Clinical Research Specialist.

Get Involved

Ask your ThedaCare oncologist if a clinical trial is right for you. Contact our research team to learn more about clinical trial opportunities:

ThedaCare Clinical Research Program
2500 E Capitol Drive
Appleton, WI 54911

Phone: (920) 364-3604 
Email: researchdept@thedacare.org