A clinical trial is a research study to answer specific questions about vaccines or new therapies or new ways of using known treatments. Clinical trials (also called medical research and research studies) are used to determine whether new drugs or treatments are both safe and effective. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work.
Ideas for clinical trials usually come from researchers. Once researchers test new therapies or procedures in the laboratory and get promising results, they begin planning Phase I clinical trials.
All clinical trials are based on a set of rules called a protocol. A protocol describes what types of people may participate in the trial; the schedule of tests, procedures, medications, and dosages; and the length of the study. While in a clinical trial, participants are seen regularly by the research staff to monitor their health and to determine the safety and effectiveness of their treatment.
Clinical trials proceed through four phases:
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Tufts Medical Center - Boston
Boston University School of Medicine
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Clinical Trials
University of Tennessee – Graduate School of Medicine
Alan Solomon, MD – Principal Investigator.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Clinical Trials
Contact: Clinical Trials Office – Mayo Clinic 507-538-7623
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