Preferred Clinical Research is focused on conducting clinical studies that benefit you and your family. We take pride in serving our community and provide a safe and comfortable environment for clinical research. Our experienced staff is here to answer any questions about clinical research or about a particular research study. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.
What is a Clinical Research Study?
Clinical research studies, also known as clinical trials, are carefully designed and monitored studies intended to test and evaluate investigational drugs, devices or procedures. The purpose of a clinical trial is to determine if an investigational product is both safe and effective in treating a specific condition or medical problem. Clinical trials are an important step in making new medications available to the public.
Why do People Participate in Clinical Trials?
Patients enroll in clinical trials for many reasons. These often include interest in advancing science and medical care, gaining access to promising new or investigational treatments and helping doctors find new ways to treat patients. Other benefits include:
- Receiving high quality medical care
- Receiving study-related laboratory testing
- Receiving study related procedures
- Receiving study medications
All benefits are at no cost to study participant or their insurance.
Each year thousands of people will volunteer to participate in clinical trials. By volunteering you play a vital role in the development of new medications and treatments. We welcome you to look at our current studies and are available to answer any questions you may have.
Here are links to help you become more familiar with what clinical research is and the benefits of participating.
- The Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation
- National Institutes of Health
- ClinicalTrials.gov – A Service of the National Institutes of Health
- It’s Ok To Ask! – A Resource for Gathering More Information on Clinical Trials