WHAT IS CLINICAL RESEARCH?
A clinical study (sometimes called a clinical research study, trial, or protocol) is a way to determine appropriate dosing of new medications and use of medical devices as well as ensure they are safe and effective. Medications being researched for safety and effectiveness are known as investigational drugs or study drugs. Clinical trials involve the testing of these new investigational drugs or medical devices in phases that allow doctors and researchers to obtain reliable information about the drug or device and, at the same time, protects the patient.
CLINICAL TRIALS OFFERED
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
Please remember to bring all prescription pill bottles as well as any supplements.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- If this is a screening visit, fasting may be required.
- When you arrive at MCRC, you will be given an informed consent form to read.
- After all required paperwork is completed, you will meet with a Research Coordinator who will discuss the consent form and the research study with you.
- You will be asked questions about your medical history.
- All your current medications will be recorded.
- Any study required diagnostic procedures will be performed.
- A blood draw will be performed.
- You will meet with a physician.