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Clinical Trials

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials are research studies in which people help medical professionals find ways to improve health. Each study tries to answer specific scientific questions and is designed to find safe and effective ways to better prevent, diagnose, and/or treat disease. Before they can begin, all clinical trials must go through a rigorous review process conducted by the Wake Forest University Health Sciences Institutional Review Board to insure that the safety, rights and welfare of human subjects are protected.

Why would I want to consider participating in a clinical trial?

As a volunteer in a clinical trial, you have the opportunity to be involved in important research that may bring about advances in science and health care.  Volunteers are needed in all areas of research, from trials in healthy volunteers to studies of specific diseases.

Who sponsors clinical trials at WFBMC?

Clinical trials at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Center and many other organizations.

How do I participate?

If you are interested in enrolling in one of the many clinical trials taking place at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, click on the link below. The link will first provide you with a listing of all active studies at our institution. Next click on the study you are interested in to obtain the contact and registration information. Please note that you can refine your search by using the “advanced search” option.


Last Updated: 03-14-2016
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