Clinical trials

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Clinical trials are how we find out whether a new treatment works and is safe. For many, they provide hope and promise for an improved quality of life.

Clinical trials are carefully designed research studies that answer specific questions about the effectiveness of:

  • Preventive techniques
  • Medications
  • Therapies and treatments
  • Surgical techniques 

Learn more about clinical trials from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

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