Clinical Trials &
Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments.
The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses.
People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.
What To Expect
When you contact us on our website, call, or email to inquire about being a clinical study participant, a member of our team will discuss study specifics. If you meet the criteria for participation and want to participate, we will schedule a screening visit with you.
During this visit, a staff member will talk to you about the study and ask you questions about your medical history. You will be given information about the purpose of the study, the procedures that will be involved and any possible risks and benefits. You will be free to ask any questions and will not be rushed so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not you would like to participate in the study.
If you decide that you would like to continue, you will be asked to sign a consent form containing all the information that you discussed with the research staff.