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Clinical trials are an important step in fighting any disease.
About Clinical Trials
A clinical trial is a research study to determine if a medical treatment meets FDA standards for safety and effectiveness. All drugs and medical devices must go through this process before they are allowed to be prescribed by physicians and sold to the public. All clinical trials must be approved and reviewed by the FDA and an Institutional Review Board or Ethics Committee before any patients can be enrolled. Patients who participate in a clinical trial receive no-cost study-related treatment and are closely monitored and cared for by study physicians and trained staff throughout the course of the study.
Enrolling in a Clinical Trial
The first step toward participating in a clinical trial is to call our office and speak with a study coordinator. He or she will answer any of your questions and ask for some basic information about your medical history to determine if you might be eligible for a study. If you may be eligible, you can schedule a free, no obligation study discussion with one of our physicians. You will learn more about the studies in which you are interested and what your participation will entail. Generally, participation involves coming to our clinic for regularly scheduled visits for the duration of the study. In most cases participants are reimbursed for their time and travel expenses.
Feel free to watch the brief video below from the National Institutes of Health which provides some more information about clinical trials.