How to Participate in a Clinical Study

Much of today’s medical care is based on the results from past clinical studies. Clinical trials help us to assess the effectiveness of various types of treatments, be they new medications, medical devices or physical therapies – all in a carefully controlled setting.

In addition to helping others by contributing to the advancement of medical knowledge, participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care. They can also gain access to new treatments before they are widely available.

If after reviewing the current studies on Children’s Web site you would like to participate in one, please phone the person listed as the contact or, if a physician referral is required, discuss the study with your child’s doctor to see if he or she will recommend your child for participation.