What is a clinical research study?
A clinical trial (also called clinical research) is a scientific research study of how a new medicine or treatment works in humans. Through clinical
studies doctors find new and better treatment options to prevent, detect, diagnose, control, and treat illnesses. Carefully conducted clinical trials are
the fastest and safest way to find treatments that can work in people and ways to improve health. Participation in clinical research is voluntary and
is done only when volunteers have agreed based on the informed consent which outlines the risks and benefits of taking part in a study.
Participants in clinical trials play an active role in their own health care, gain access to new medical therapies before they are widely available, and
help others by contributing to medical research.
We are dedicated to offering the highest level of healthcare and attention to each patient. Please discuss any and all personal health concerns,
questions, or study related problems with your study coordinator and the Principal Investigator. Two important aspects of research participation are:
confidentiality and patient safety.
Confidentiality: Is a top priority at Coastal Clinical Research, INC. All medical records, study related evaluation reports, assessments and
participation are confidential. Coastal Clinical Research complies with all HIPPA statutes.
Patient Safety: Our number one priority at Coastal Clinical Research, INC is patient safety. We encourage our patients to step forward at anytime to
discuss a safety concern. The informed consent process is the first step in all research participation to ensure every patient is fully aware of the
risks and benefits of the specific study.
How to qualify for a study?
All potential patients are required to meet certain eligibility requirements outlined within the specific study’s protocol under inclusion and exclusion
criteria. There are several components to determining patients eligibility including but not limited to the following:
Informed consent execution
Diagnostic lab work
Phone screening with a CCR patient recruiter
Review of medical history, medications and surgeries
Vital sign collection (blood pressure, height, weight)
Patient education on diary collecting, dosing of study drug, scheduled appointments, etc.
There are no monetary costs involved for research participants. All qualified participants will be provided with medical care, study related materials,
evaluations, medications and reimbursement at no charge.
Many medications tested have been approved by the FDA due to CCR’s efforts.