Clinical Research

Sanford Health patients receive the most advanced care and treatment that today’s medical research offers through over 350 clinical trials. As part of Sanford Health’s legacy in clinical research, Sanford physician scientists lead National Cancer Institute and other nationally sponsored cooperative group study programs involving adult and pediatric oncology. Additionally, a growing variety of industry-sponsored and physician-investigator drug and device trials are conducted through the Sanford Clinical Research Center.

Benefits of Clinical Trials at Sanford Health

  • High-volume, broad, integrated patient population and demographics with over 1,350 physicians representing 81 medical specialty areas, across 126 communities and a four-state service area, plus potential national and international collaborations through Sanford World Clinic.
  • Multi-site capabilities, which includes 35 medical centers, 36 long-term care facilities, and 140 clinic locations, including Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND, and Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD, a tertiary care regional medical center, which is the primary teaching hospital for Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota.
  • An advanced electronic medical record and clinical information system for data management/access.
  • Dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's $400 million gift in 2007, the largest gift ever to a health care organization in America, and then a $100 million gift in 2010. These gifts are making possible the implementation of the several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes and breast cancer.

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