Submitted by Andrea Bidanset on Mon, 06/12/2017 - 19:58

A research study, also called a clinical trial, is how we get information on the best ways to prevent disease, diagnose illness and treat patients. Diseases and our environment often change, so in response, medicine must also continue to change. For this reason, it is important to have studies that are designed to help answer specific questions about possible new treatments or new ways of using treatments that are already available.