Improvements in medical care result from research. 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.
Types of Clinical Trials
- Quality of Life Surveys (QOL)
Please reference the following website for a listing of types of clinical trials available nationwide: