Participating in a Clinical Trial
Choosing to join a clinical trial is something only you, those close to you, and your medical professionals should decide together. If a clinical trial is an option you want to pursue, it is important to understand that each trial or study has a screening process based on a set of eligibility requirements. Not everyone will be accepted into every trial.
Each trial has a different set of characteristics that may include:
- Disease type or stage
- Treatments the person has already undergone
- Other medical concerns, such as diabetes or heart disease
Some of the Most Advanced Health Care
- Participants receive careful medical attention from our research team that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other health professionals who are leaders in their fields.
- Our physicians and surgeons provide medical oversight for the duration of the clinical trial.
- Our Clinical Research Coordinators (CRC) guide participants and their families throughout the length of the research trial. The CRC educates patients regarding the study, coordinates all trial-related activities and collects data from patients. Our coordinators are available to answer any questions participants have during the course of treatment.
- Systems are in place to ensure safety and quality standards are implemented and measured throughout all aspects of the trial.
- National studies offered at Baptist Health Research utilize the most innovative, cutting-edge, investigational drugs and devices while allowing patients to stay in their own community and continue to see their existing healthcare providers.
- Should a patient require a study outside what is offered at Baptist Health Research, we will help in the search for clinical trials available at other medical facilities.