Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies designed to evaluate new drugs, devices, and treatment strategies. As with any treatment, there are risks and benefits, but participating in a clinical trial can allow you to play a more active role in your own health care, help you gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to the body of medical research.

We encourage you to do some research and decide (with the help of your doctor) if a clinical trial is the right course of treatment for you. Below are links to other sites that offer in depth explanations of clinical trials, things to consider if you are thinking about applying for a trial, and many other frequently asked questions (FAQs):