Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are how new treatments and improved outcomes are developed in health care. Highlands Oncology has been participating in clinical trials for over 26 years. Our Research Department operates numerous clinical trials in both oncology and hematology. New experimental medications, or different ways to use existing medications, are compared to the currently available treatments in order to advance cancer care for patients around the world.

Each clinical trial has certain criteria that must be met to participate. These guidelines help protect the safety of each patient. There are four phases of clinical trial development:

  • Phase I – Assessing medication dose and safety
  • Phase II – Further assessing safety and efficacy
  • Phase III – Comparison to currently available medications
  • Phase IV – Further study of already FDA-approved medications

Phase I clinical trials provide new, novel approaches for the treatment of cancer. Highlands Oncology has the privilege of being the only community based Phase I oncology clinical trial center in the state of Arkansas. Cancer research is always evolving and new treatments emerge every year. Highlands Oncology stays at the cutting edge of technology with help from the Research Department and clinical trials.

We strive to provide as many options as possible for the treatment of cancer. Only you and your doctor can decide if a clinical trial is right for you. If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, please review our list of currently enrolling clinical trials. For further information on clinical trials, please visit

For questions or more information, please contact the Research Department:

  • By email:
  • By phone: 479-872-8130
  • Contact Highlands Oncology: 479-587-1700

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