Why Participate in a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials are at the heart of medical advances. They are designed to test the safety and efficacy of new approaches to preventing, detecting, and treating disease. Trials also look for  new ways to use existing treatments, new drugs, surgical procedures and devices.

Clinical trial participants enroll to possibly receive the newest treatment for their conditions, to have additional care and attention from clinical trial staff, and to help researchers find better treatments for future patients. In the United States, clinical trials must meet rigorous standards and be registered with the National Institutes of Health.

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