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Understanding Clinical Trials

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Cancer clinical trials are cancer research studies that involve people. The main purpose of a clinical trial is to find a better way to prevent, diagnose or treat a disease. Clinical trials are part of a long, careful research process. Patients who participate in a clinical trial receive drugs or procedures that already have been researched in successful laboratory studies. Clinical research at the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center combines the efforts of laboratory and clinical investigators in various disciplines and departments to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

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Enrollment in clinical trials is always voluntary, and any participant can leave a clinical trial at any time. Before enrolling, study investigators are required to provide trial participants with all the information about the study being conducted and its possible effects. This ongoing educational dialogue between patient and doctor is known as informed consent.

Clinical research at the Monmouth Medical Center combines the efforts of laboratory and clinical investigators in various disciplines and departments to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Click on the Clinical Trial Programs link to access the available clinical trial programs in our facility.

For more information in regards to clinical research at The Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center, please contact:

Rite McTighe, Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator RMcTighe@barnabashealth.org or call (732) 923-6564.