Better outcomes through better treatment.
Understanding and applying improved treatments is the goal of our clinical research.
At Dayton Physicians Network, our doctors actively participate in cutting edge clinical research to further this goal. We believe that participating in research helps to eliminate the threat in the future. We know that by participating in a clinical trial, you or your loved one have a unique opportunity to help in meeting this goal while receiving leading edge treatment.
We believe the incremental progress that we can provide through well-done clinical research which helps our patients both in the present and in the future. Participation in well-designed FDA approved clinical trials while providing vital information and possible benefits contributes to the benefit of other patients.
What Is A Clinical Trial
In a clinical trial, participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators. These interventions may be medical products, such as drugs or devices; procedures; or changes to participants’ behavior, such as diet. Clinical trials may compare a new medical approach to a standard one that is already available, to a placebo that contains no active ingredients, or no intervention. Some clinical trials compare interventions that are already available to each other. When a new product or approach is being studied, it is not usually known whether it will be helpful, harmful, or no different than available alternatives (including no intervention). The investigators try to determine the safety and efficacy of the intervention by measuring certain outcomes in the participants.
These studies are done under strict guidelines to make sure that the safety of the patient is the number one priority. Before a medication or therapy can become a clinical trial, it must pass through numerous stages of intensive development and testing and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must approve them.
Should You Consider A Clinical Trial
A clinical trial could be an option for you; however, we know that there is always an uncertainty when thinking about a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor about which trial may be the best for you based on your diagnosis. There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to deciding to participate. This is a very personal decision that depends on many factors including the risks and benefits of the trial. You also have to determine what you hope to achieve by participating.
Knowing as much as possible about clinical trials in general, and specifically about ones you might participate in, can help you to make the best decision for you…read more at National Cancer Institute.
One thing is certain. If you decide to participate in a clinical trial, you can rest assured that you will continue to receive compassionate, quality care throughout your treatment at Dayton Physicians Network. It is important to note that you can withdraw from any clinical trial at any time should you choose to do so.
Find A Clinical Trial
We are dedicated to advancing cancer care through clinical trials. Our doctors and research team will match you to the trial that is right for you. They will also discuss the risks and benefits of participating in a particular trial. We proudly collaborate with Dayton Clinical Oncology Program to bring research right here… close to home.
We’re here for you with clinical trials close to home because without research, there would be no progress in health care.