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Benefits of Clinical Trials

There are significant benefits of enrolling  in a clinical trial at Northwest Medical Specialties and they include:

  • Access to treatments and drugs not widely available
  • Careful monitoring and evaluating throughout the trial. Additional tests and visits to the office may be required during the trial
  • More active role in your health care treatment
  • Help the future of cancer treatment by developing new treatment regimens

Although participating in a clinical trial gives you access to cutting-edge cancer treatment, there are a few risks. And they include:

  • New treatment and drugs may have side-effects not yet realized by doctors.
  • No guarantee drugs from the trial will be effective in your treatment.

Please discuss your options with your physician and if you have any questions, please contact our Research Department.

The research staff at Northwest Medical Specialties will answer any questions you have relative to specific trials so you can make an informed decision to participate or not.

Click here to view our current clinical trials.

HEALTH ALERT! For the safety of our patients and staff only patients will be allowed into our clinics and everyone MUST wear a mask. See additional information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).


November 16, 2020 Update

During these difficult times we are making every effort to keep our patients and staff safe from COVID 19, we appreciate your patience and understanding with the changes you may have seen within our practice.

We strive to protect our patients and staff as much as we possibly can from any exposure on our premises.  NWMS has implemented a system wide policy that does not allow anyone in the building that is not a patient and everyone must wear an NWMS provided mask over their mouth and nose during their time on our premises.  This is to protect our vulnerable patients from the unforeseen possibility of exposure to COVID 19 which can be transmitted through aerosol droplets.  Sadly, we have had patients that have died from the complications of COVID 19, which is both devastating and preventable.

We offer a virtual visit option for family, friends, and companions to participate in the care of our patients through Zoom.  Our staff will assist you with every step of the login process and invite you to participate in real time from your vehicle or designated safe space in our building. Please contact us at 253-428-8700 to set this up.

The following offices are temporarily closed:

  • Bonney Lake
  • Federal Way

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (253) 428-8700.

Here are a few additional resources as well:

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control