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Ascension Via Christi Research


Ascension Via Christi is one of the Midwest's leading sites for advanced clinical research, conducting clinical trials through Ascension Via Christi Research, National Cancer Institute trials through Cancer Research of Kansas..


Ascension Via Christi Research began in 1988 as the Center for Phase I Research in Psychiatry, garnering attention from numerous global pharmaceutical corporations for quality conduct of clinical trials. In 1993 Ascension Via Christi Research diversified into HIV trials, and today studies interventions for heart, stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, gastrointestinal dieseases, diabetes, infectious diseases and more. Years of dedicated focus conducting clinical trials have honed our skills, resulting in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and hundreds of pharmaceutical sponsors and contract research organizations.

Based at Ascension Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, Cancer Research of Kansas recruits participants for investigational studies designed to determine new ways to treat, prevent, detect, diagnose and control cancer. Patients also are offered opportunities to join other studies looking at the psychological impact of cancer and ways to improve quality of life for cancer patients.


Ascension Via Christi Research

Medical research never stops, with new breakthroughs discovered nearly every month. Scientists constantly work to treat symptoms and to understand the root cause of different medical conditions, how to develop better drugs and how new devices can help the body in amazing ways.

Ascension Via Christi Research brings those innovations to Kansas, expanding options for physicians and patients. With  years of experience skillfully conducting clinical trials, Ascension Via Christi Research is nationally recognized for its work with depression, schizophrenia, HIV, heart conditions, Alzheimer's disease, seizures and more.

Ascension Via Christi Research conducts studies in:

  • Acute care
  • Alzheimer’s Disease/memory
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Critical care
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastroenterology
  • HIV
  • Infectious disease
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology/arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Urology

Via Christi Research publications

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Toni Sadler PA-C

Contact Via Christi Research

1100 N St Francis,
Suite 300
Wichita, KS 67214

(316) 291-4774