What is a Clinical Trial?
Medical advancements are made possible through volunteer participation in clinical research.
Clinical trials help determine if a new treatment is safe and effective for humans. Study participants aid researchers in learning more about disease management and prevention to improve the health of people now and in future generations.
Clinical trials are conducted in the following four phases and help researchers answer questions as the study progresses to enable discovery of new drugs, new surgical procedures, new medical devices, new treatment protocols, and new ways to improve the quality of life for people with acute or chronic illnesses: