What is clinical research?
- A research study involving human volunteers to answer specific health questions.
- Carefully conducted clinical trials are the safest and fastest way to find treatments that work for people and new ways to improve health.
- Clinical trials are conducted according to a plan called a protocol.
- A protocol describes what types of patients may enter the study; schedules of tests and procedures, drugs, dosages, and length of study, as well as outcomes that will be measured.
- Each person participating in the study must agree to follow the protocol.
What are some of the possible benefits of my participation?
- Gain access to new research treatments.
- Receive expert medical care for the condition being studied.
- Help others by contributing to medical research and treatment advances.
- You may be compensated for your time and travel for participating in clinical research.
Why are clinical trials conducted?
- To see if a new drug or device is safe and effective for people to use.
- To compare existing treatments to determine which is more appropriate.
- To study different ways to use standard (approved) treatments, so they will be more effective, easier to use, and/or decrease side effects.
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Contact us for information on current and/or future studies: 210-296-2409.
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