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Clinical Trials

Every time you take medicine, you reap the benefits of years of medical research.

Most people agree that research is essential for the development of new treatments and cures. For the victims of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, or heart disease, research can’t be done fast enough.

Clinical trials are medical research studies that involve people. The goal of a trial is to develop new ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat illness.

Become a member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock research team! You could help change the future of medicine.

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Clinical trial resources

Learn more about clinical trials from these sites.

  • is maintained by the National Library of Medicine, provides extensive information about clinical trials, and has a database of all active clinical trials in the U.S.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves clinical trials.
  • The FDA's Office of Women's Health offers a good summary of clinical trial information, with content en Español.
  • The FDA's Good Clinical Practice Program provides information about reporting complaints about any FDA-regulated clinical trial.
  • is sponsored by Nemours, a philanthropic organization. The site offers clinical trials information for teenagers.
  • The National Institutes of Health site MedlinePlus provides interactive tutorials, Spanish language content, reference tools, as well as news and journal articles.
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