What are Clinical Trials?
Clinical trials are a critical part of medical research and advancement. They are carefully designed studies that investigate the safety, effectiveness, and potential benefits of new medical strategies, treatments, or devices. At our Gastroenterology private practice, we are proud to offer both registry and investigational drug trials.
Why Participate in a Clinical Trial?
Participation in a clinical trial can provide patients with access to cutting-edge treatments that are not yet widely available. It also contributes to the advancement of medical science, potentially helping future patients with the same condition.
Steps for enrollment in a clinical trial:
- Consultation: Discuss with your healthcare provider whether a clinical trial could be a suitable option for you, based on your diagnosis and current treatment plan.
- Screening: Coordinate with our dedicated research staff to review the informed consent, screening criteria, and study logistics. This step ensures that the trial is a good fit for your health status and lifestyle.
- Enrollment: If you meet the criteria and decide to participate, you will be enrolled in the trial.
- Follow-up: Once enrolled, you will follow a specific visit schedule for treatment and monitoring. Our team will provide ongoing support and answer any questions you may have throughout the process.
Current Clinical Trials:
We are currently enrolling patients with the following diagnoses:
As well as enrolling patients scheduled for the following procedures:
- Screening colonoscopy
Interested in Participating?
If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, please call our office to schedule an appointment with one of our providers. They will discuss your eligibility and answer any questions you may have.
For detailed information regarding current clinical trials at our office, please contact our study coordinators at 703-723-3670 ext. 210. They can provide you with specific information about each trial, including the purpose of the study, the investigational treatment being tested, the expected duration of the trial, and any potential risks and benefits.
For patients who participate in our clinical trials, we offer comprehensive follow-up care. This includes regular check-ins to monitor your health and the effectiveness of the treatment, as well as support for any side effects you may experience. Your health and safety are our top priority, and we are committed to providing the highest level of care throughout your participation in the trial.
Clinical trials are an important step in discovering new treatments and improving patient care. We appreciate your interest and look forward to potentially working with you to advance medical science.
You may also go to www.clinicaltrials.gov to find more detailed information on a specific trial.