Clinical trials are methods by which experimental treatments for a variety of diseases are tested on human volunteers. These treatments are deemed experimental and have not been thoroughly tested and approved for a particular indication.
The goals of clinical trials are to find better ways to treat these diseases, determine if a treatment is safe and effective, and ultimately find a cure. Clinical trials are used to test newly developed drugs, newly developed medical devices such as cardiac/vascular stents or heart valves, new surgical techniques, new radiation therapy techniques, or new screening and diagnostic techniques.
The Westchester Medical Center - Office of Clinical Trials reviews and processes over 200 clinical trials and amendments per year. Within our review process we work closely with our designated Institutional Review Board at New York Medical College.
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