Cancer Clinical Research

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Clinical research plays a critical role in identifying treatments that will bring hope to patients today and into the future. With more than 100 clinical trials conducted since its inception, Meritus Center for Clinical Research manages 10-15 active research studies at any given time, in a variety of indications.

Our staff has more than 20 years of experience performing clinical research, and the center has access to more than 280 board-certified staff physicians representing more than 30 subspecialties. Our researchers are certified by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

Meritus Medical Center's medical staff serve as the principal investigators for the research studies we perform. Their medical specialties include the following:

  • Gastroenterology
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Fatty Liver disease (NASH)
    • Gastroparesis
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
  • Oncology
    • Anti-nausea medication during chemotherapy
    • Breast cancer trial
    • Lung cancer trial
  • Cardiology
    • Heart Failure/CHF

Individuals who participate in clinical research as patients perform an important service for the medical community while receiving excellent care. If you choose to participate in one of our studies, you will receive medical care at the office of the principal investigator—your study doctor. Meritus Center for Clinical Research's staff will manage your care in collaboration with the study doctor.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with certain illnesses.

Oncology Trials recruiting:

  • A Prospective Blood Sample Collection Study to Evaluate a Panel of Protein-based Biomarkers.
  • A Prospective Blood Sample Collection Study to Develop and Validate a Panel of Protein-based Biomarkers in Patients with Pulmonary Nodules.
  • Collection and distribution Non-Small Lung Cancer plasma for research purposes-
  • Ascend II- Detecting cancer earlier through elective plasma based cancer seek testing- Ascertaining Serial Cancer patients to Enable New Diagnostics II (DETECT-ASCEND 2)

UPCOMING Oncology Trials:

  • Melanoma
  • Breast Cancer

Gastroenterology Trials recruiting:

  • Celiac Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • NASH (fatty liver disease)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis

COVID-19 trials recruiting:

  • PREVENT-Rivaroxaban to reduce DVT’s with acute symptomatic COVID-19 infections
  • Clinical Evaluation of BinaxNOW COVID0-19 Antigen

Other Research

  • Standard of care in Emergency Department Patients with Hyperkalemia

Contact Information

Meritus Center for Clinical Research
11116 Medical Campus Road,
Suite 246
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Phone: 800-411-3901 or 301-665-4608

Clinical Research