Clinical Trials in Birmingham, MI
At Clarkston Skin Research, we know you want to feel empowered about your health. In order to do that, you need the opportunity to try new medications. The problem is you are out of options and feeling frustrated. We believe you deserve to have choices. We understand you feel stuck, and that’s why we offer groundbreaking clinical trials for our patients in Birmingham, Troy, and the surrounding communities to give you new hope.
What Is a Clinical Trial?
A clinical trial is a specific type of research into a treatment to study how helpful and safe a treatment will be. When a clinical trial shows that treatments are safe and helpful for patients, they can become the next standard of care. Clinical trials can study everything from drugs that have not yet been FDA-approved or new uses for existing drugs to new procedures and techniques to relieve symptoms.
Are Clinical Trials Safe?
Trial participants are protected through a series of safeguards, including a careful study protocol and rules enforced by the federal government. A clinical trial is carefully designed, completed, and reviewed and receives approval from an Institutional Review Board, or a group of scientists, doctors, and lay people chosen by a health care center where patients will be enrolled. Many trials are also supervised by a Data and Safety Monitoring Committee made up of experts who check the results of the study throughout its progress. If a treatment does not work or causes any harm, it’s stopped immediately.
What Are the Benefits of Enrolling in a Clinical Trial?
Enrolling in a clinical trial offers many benefits to patients:
- Treatment without health insurance: Many patients participate in clinical trials to seek treatment for a condition when they do not have health insurance. A clinical trial can be a promising solution to treating everything from severe acne to eczema and hair loss.
- Access to cutting-edge treatment: A clinical trial can give you access to a new treatment for a condition before it’s available to the general public.
- Follow-up care for your condition: With a clinical trial, you will often receive follow-up medical care and check-ups as part of your treatment.
- You may help others: Participating in a clinical trial gives you the chance to help other people with your condition get better treatment in the future.
How Can I Enroll in a Clinical Trial?
If you believe you qualify for any of the clinical trials for which Clarkston Skin Research is currently enrolling participants, you can find out more information and enroll by calling us at (248) 620-3376, Option 3. You do not need health insurance to participate. Eligibility will be determined during an initial appointment. If you are eligible to participate, you will receive compensation for your travel and time.
Many patients feel hopeless with their diagnosis. If you are struggling to get the treatment you need or your condition has not improved with existing treatment options, you may be a good candidate for a clinical trial at Clarkston Skin Research. We have groundbreaking trials available to participants so you don’t have to settle on being uncomfortable. Contact us today to discuss trials, schedule your appointment, and begin in a clinical trial. Until then, read “The Top Three Reasons to Join a Clinical Trial” to learn more.