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Cancer Research Studies for Adults

Since its founding in 1969, St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) has been committed to improving outcomes and quality of life of patients with cancer and blood disorders through research. As oncology professionals, our focus is on improved cure rates, more effective treatments with fewer side effects, longer survival, and improved quality of life. Our experienced physicians, nurses, and research personnel are committed to pairing patients with their best possible treatment option.

Our vision is to transform cancer care by aligning with St. Luke's MSTI physicians and other providers to deliver advanced, quality, seamless patient care and help patients achieve their best outcome and quality of life across the cancer care continuum.  Clinical research advances scientific knowledge of oncology care and ensures that patient care approaches the highest possible level of quality.

This visionary work is being realized in the following ways:

  • Establishment of academic partnerships for translational research trials;
  • Investigator-initiated research projects developed by highly knowledgeable and experienced St. Luke's MSTI professionals in areas of pharmacogenetics and integrative medicine;
  • Establishment of a regional partnership known as the Pacific Cancer Research Consortium (PCRC), made possible by the receipt of a competitive National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) grant. The PCRC consists of three community cancer institutions in the Pacific Northwest: St. Luke's MSTI, Providence Portland Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center. These three community cancer institutions will define and facilitate the clinical trial and cancer care delivery research agenda across 40+ participating oncology research sites in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and California.  

Patients who participate in St. Luke's MSTI’s oncology clinical trials have the opportunity to advance evidence-based medicine and help discover new cancer care and treatment options that benefit the local and global community.

If you're interested in adult oncology research at St. Luke’s, please contact our clinical research manager at (208) 381-8059 or by email