Sanford launches centralized clinical trials website
April 29. 2013 7:29AM
Patients across Sanford’s footprint interested in participating in research can now access clinical trial information by visiting sanfordhealth.org/ClinicalTrials. The comprehensive tool was created to help potential participants easily identify trials they may enroll in to gain access to innovative treatments and help advance research surrounding their disease.
A clinical trial is a scientific research study in which patients help physicians and researchers find ways to improve standard treatments and find cures.
“Studies conducted yesterday have translated into the advancements in care we are able to offer today,” said Sanford Research Vice President David Pearce, PhD. “Participants who enroll in our clinical trials not only have access to innovative treatments, they are helping pave the way for improved care and cures for future generations.”
Across its locations throughout the Midwest, Sanford has more than 150 open trials and more than 350 ongoing clinical studies. Additional opportunities for patients to participate in research at Sanford include the Sanford Health BioBank and Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford (CoRDS) registry.
Carefully conducted research studies are the fastest and safest way to find new treatments and improve the health of all patients. Anyone who meets the eligibility requirements may participate in a research study; those requirements vary from study to study but generally include age, gender, health and risk factors.
At the clinical trials website, users can search trials by category, read a brief description of each trial and see who the principal investigator is.