Clinical trials help us develop new medicines and medical treatments. At Mount Sinai, we try to improve how we prevent, diagnose, and treat conditions and diseases. Once an approach has shown promise in a laboratory, we need to test it with volunteers. All clinical trials are approved by governmental and health system groups. To these ends, we conduct hundreds of clinical trials.
Participating in a clinical trial gives you access to the latest in techniques and medicines. You receive personal attention from some of the top health care providers in the country. And by participating, you are helping to improve health care for everyone.
As a patient, choosing to participate in a clinical trial is a personal decision. You may want to speak with your doctor, family members, or friends about your decision. There are advantages and risks associated with clinical trials. You can always change your mind and decide to drop out of a study.