What is Clinical Research?


Clinical research is medical research that involves people volunteers. Individuals volunteer to participate in carefully conducted investigations that help uncover better ways to treat, prevent, diagnose and understand human disease.

Clinical research tests new treatments and therapies to determine the safety and effectiveness of a drug or new treatment and to discover side effects.

Drs. Fiske and Houri have been investigators in over 200 clinical research trials in many different therapeutic areas. To learn more about enrolling clinical research trials, ask the doctor. You may also call the Martin Memorial Clinical Research Center located in the Cancer Center at 772-288-5858.  To learn more about what happens in clinical research visit: http://clinicalresearch.nih.gov/how.html