Clinical research is the study of health and illness in people. The goal is to help prevent, diagnose and treat illness. Clinical trials are a type of clinical research. People volunteer to help doctors find out if new treatments are effective and safe.
In our clinical trials, we:
- Are fair and objective
- Follow all laws
- Have high ethical standards
- Regard the rights and welfare of the participants
What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials, also called clinical research, are studies designed to find answers to specific health questions.
Clinical trials look at:
- New drugs or new combinations of drugs
- New surgical procedures or devices
- New ways to use existing treatments
Frequently asked questions
Our research department gets funding from a variety of sources, including:
- Drug companies
- Medical device companies
- Federal health agencies
- Research grants
- Private foundations
Potential benefits include:
- You might get free medication, medical care and lab work.
- You might get treatment that works better than the current treatment.
- You’ll help doctors learn more about your condition. In turn, this could lead to improved care in the future.
Joining a trial is a chance to help researchers find new ways to fight disease. But there's no guarantee that new treatments will work for you.
If you’re thinking about joining a clinical trial because you’ve been diagnosed with a disease, talk it over with your doctor first. It’s important to learn about your condition and your treatment options.OR