What Happens During a Clinical Trial?
What happens in a clinical trial depends on the type of clinical trial being conducted.
- Treatment Trials test new treatments or new a combination of treatments.
- Prevention Trials try to prevent disease in people who have never had the disease.
- Observational Studies are data collection studies that try to answer questions about people who have a specific disease.
What is a Clinical Trial?
A clinical trial is a research study. People who agree to participate in clinical trials (also referred to as clinical studies) agree to try a new treatment for their disease. Clinical studies are conducted under careful medical supervision. Clinical trials include only those people who choose to take part.