Clinical research is research that focuses on advancing the field of medicine to better provide for the medical needs of patients in the future.
What Is A Clinical Study?
A clinical study is either a privately- or publicly-funded clinical research project whereby people volunteer to participate and, in doing so, contribute to our understanding of medicine. There are two types of clinical research studies:
A clinical trial is clinical research that focuses on evaluating the effectiveness and/or safety of medical devices, diagnostic procedures and products, and medications in addressing the medical needs of people. We may attribute our vast understanding of all current medical devices, diagnostic procedures and products, and medications in this regard on the success of pre-clinical and clinical research.
An observational study is an investigative effort to collect data on health-related participant outcomes. In an observational study, as opposed to a clinical trial, people are not assigned specifically to an intervention—or interventions—such as a specific treatment regimen. Instead, participants receive routine medical care.
Clinical Studies in Your Community
Community oncology means ensuring patients receive medical care of the highest quality and making sure medical care is accessible and affordable to them in their own communities.
Clinical Research in Community Hematology/Oncology
By conducting clinical research in the community setting, we have a unique opportunity to give our patients not only the individualized attention of their care team but also to give patients the additional resources that come with a specially-trained research team to attend to their needs and guide them through their treatment journey.
Clinical research in a community setting provides the best of both clinical research and community-based medicine: Opportunities to access the most cutting-edge therapeutics while maintaining the convenience of allowing patients to remain close to their home, families, and larger support networks in the process.