• 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 in 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 better.
    • 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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