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Cancer_Institute_Foundation_MicroscopeThe Montana Cancer Institute Foundation (MCIF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conducting state-of-the-art research in cancer treatment. MCIF was founded in 2005 as a partnership between St. Patrick Hospital and The University of Montana.

In addition to the many ongoing clinical trials in cancer, scientists and clinicians affiliated with the Institute are involved in the study of how genetic factors may influence response to cancer treatments.

Clinical trials in nearly every area of cancer, including lung, breast, colorectal, skin, prostate and others are underway at the hospital. Patients may have access to hundreds of clinical trials that are available through the Institute.

For more information about any of the research happening at the MCIF, contact Cindi Laukes, Manager of Clinical Research: (406) 329-5663.

What Do Clinical Trials Mean to You?

St. Patrick Hospital is a regional leader in innovative, cutting-edge treatments and clinical research in cancer, neurology and cardiology. Clinical trials allow for evaluation of new treatments. Patients can obtain new research treatments before they are widely available. Some research studies offer treatments that have the potential to extend life or improve life quality for patients who have exhausted their options with existing treatments. Most trials provide thorough physical evaluations and assessments that are generally free of charge to the patient. Research patients are followed closely by specialists during all phases of a study. Clinical trials are vital to the understanding and use of new treatments that, if approved by the FDA, could potentially provide widespread benefit to patients.

For more information on clinical trials here at St. Patrick Hospital, call (406) 329-5663.


Our philanthropic support is managed by St. Patrick Hospital and Health Foundation, a charitable arm of St. Patrick Hospital. If you would like to make a gift to the Montana Cancer Institute Foundation, you can make your check out to St. Patrick Hospital Foundation - MCIF. The Foundation will deposit and hold all donations in their Montana Cancer Institute Fund until our Board directs the use of the funds. For more information on how to make a gift, contact:

Montana Cancer Institute Foundation
900 N. Orange
Suite 205
Missoula, MT 59802