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Breast Health Clinical Trials Information

Clinical trials are scientific research studies intended to discover better ways to treat or prevent diseases.

Individuals choose to participate in clinical research for many reasons. Some like the idea of being able to receive treatment with promising therapies before they are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for widespread commercial use. Others have tried conventional treatments and are in search of a new option. Still others may participate in clinical research in efforts to advance science and medicine.

Doctors use clinical trials to understand the safety and effectiveness of new treatments in patients. Such studies are vital to the development of new treatments for diseases such as cancer.

We may have different clinical studies taking place at any given time.

If you are interested in learning more about clinical trials, we can advise you about what studies are ongoing and explain the clinical trial process in detail to guide you toward making an informed decision.

All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate. These criteria are based on such factors as age, gender, the type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions. Before joining a clinical trial, a participant must qualify for the study.

Also, all clinical trials are voluntary. You always have the right to choose whether or not to take part in a clinical trial.

For more detailed information about a clinical trial, please contact us at:

(409) 772-8714

Call for assistance day or night 409-772-2222

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