Dr. Barry H. Kaplan and our team of physicians have several decades of combined experience in Hematology/Oncology clinical research. We are dedicated to providing the latest treatments to our patients to improve their outcomes and quality of life through participation in clinical trials. We conduct our clinical trials with major pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations that share our vision to provide the most innovative and effective cancer treatments to our patients. You will never be placed in a clinical trial without your knowledge and permission. All patients participating in clinical trials at Queens Medical Associates sign an informed consent forms.
Clinical trials are research studies that involve people who are willing to test new ways to prevent, treat, or diagnose disease, such as cancer. The researchers must follow strict guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Institutional Review Boards (IRB, ethics committee), who oversee clinical trials assuring participants rights are protected and that the studies are scientifically sound without any bias. All of the successful treatments we have today are based on the test results of previous clinical trials. Participation in a clinical trial may be a treatment option for your disease. Our study participants along with all of our patients continually inspire us, as we work to eliminate disease.