Types of Trials
Our trials fall into the following categories.
Treatment trials test new ways to treat diseases or conditions. They might include new drugs, devices, combinations of drugs, or therapies like surgery. A treatment trial may also study "off-label" uses for an existing FDA-approved treatment. Off-label means the drug is being tested as a treatment for a different condition than the drug was originally designed and approved to treat.
Prevention trials test ways to prevent disease. Methods of prevention may include lifestyle changes, vaccines, or vitamins.
Screening trials test for the best ways to detect diseases and conditions. These trials involve participants who have no symptoms of the condition.
Diagnostic trials test for the best ways to diagnose diseases and conditions, and usually involve people who already have signs of these conditions.