Research and Clinical Trials at Center of Hope
As a leading medical facility in the region, Center of Hope is proud to be a part of cutting-edge clinical trials related to gynecology, oncology, and minimally invasive surgery. These trials allow us to offer our patients the latest treatment and technologies, and help us stay at the forefront of medical advancements in our field. As a value-driven practice, we believe in the importance of education and the pursuit of improving better patient outcomes through research and clinical trials.
What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials are research studies that test the safety and efficacy of new drugs and treatment methods. They help us find better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer and other illnesses. Nearly all medical treatments used today began as a clinical trials. These trials are conducted under strict guidelines and regulations set by the FDA to ensure that participants are protected and the results are reliable.
Why are they important?
Clinical trials are crucial for determining the safety and efficacy of new treatments, without which it would be impossible to know whether a drug or medical device is safe for human use or superior to existing options.
Clinical trials provide researchers with a better understanding of diseases and the development of new treatments that can enhance the quality of life for patients. They also provide patients with opportunities to benefit from innovative treatments and contribute to medical research.
Why should someone consider participating in a clinical trial?
Participating in clinical trials may provide patients with several benefits. First, patients enrolled in a clinical trial may gain access to new and innovative therapies before they are fully FDA-approved. Additionally, patients may help develop a new standard of care or maintenance therapies that could then help others with similar diagnoses, which can be meaningful to those involved. Furthermore, patients who participate in clinical trials may receive additional treatment on top of their standard treatment throughout the duration of the trial.
The decision to participate in a clinical trial is a personal one, and our providers at Center of Hope are committed to providing you with all available information to help you make an informed decision with confidence. We fully support our patients’ choice to opt-in or out of clinical trial involvement, regardless of their decision.
Interested in learning more?
If you are interested in learning more or inquiring to be part of a trial, call our office at (775) 327-HOPE and ask to speak with Shannon, our head oncology nurse.