Cancer Research

Mercy Cancer Center is proud to offer clinical research trials for numerous types of cancer, focusing on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and symptom control.

By partnering with physician-led clinical trials and collaborating with other regional health care providers, we are able to coordinate strategic research activities while continuing to provide comprehensive care for our patients.

Research trials at Mercy Cancer Center are sponsored by both the National Cancer Institute as well as pharmaceutical and industry partners.

To view a list of the clinical research trials currently available at Mercy Cancer Center, click here. For more information about cancer research initiatives at Mercy Cancer Center, contact Kathleen Ollinger at (515) 247-4233  or email kollinger@mercydesmoines.org.


Collaboration with CHI Institute for Research and Innovation (CIRI)

CIRI is a partnering organization that connects Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) hospitals, such as Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines with system-wide initiatives dedicated to research and innovation. CIRI staff members come from diverse backgrounds that span community health care, industry, and academia.

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