Understanding Clinical Trials
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.
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
Rita.Mctighe@rwjbh.org or call (732) 923-6564.