Clinical trials

Clinical trials are research studies that study the effectiveness of new treatments. Did you know that researchers are looking for people like you to receive treatment in their clinical trials? Often, clinical trials provide world-class care and offer benefits like low or free treatment costs. Treatments that are being tested in clinical trials go through many rounds of testing before they are used to treat people. Learn more about participating in a clinical trial or about how treatments are tested in research.

What is a clinical trial?
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Which clinical trials are looking for you? Find out here.

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Learn more about clinical trials

Take a quick quiz to learn about the myths and facts about clinical trials

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    Clinical trials are scientific studies on volunteer human participants that help to discover better ways to prevent, detect, treat or cure diseases.

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    The primary goals of clinical trials are to find new drugs, therapies, or medical devices that improve or cure health conditions and to make sure they work well for patients.

This quiz is purely informational and should not take the place of consultation with your physician or any medical diagnosis.

More clinical trial resources

Learn more about the phases of clinical trials, questions to ask your treatment team, what happens after a trial and important terms to understand.

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