Clinical trials are research studies designed to evaluate a medical, surgical, or behavioral intervention. They are the primary way that researchers find out if a new treatment is safe and effective. Often a clinical trial is used to learn if a new treatment is more effective and/or has less harmful side effects than the standard treatment.


The video below was created in partnership with Genetech to share details about what a clinical trial is and how they are conducted.

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