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Clinical Trials and Research at MUSC

MUSC participates in a large number of clinical trials. New trials are added on a routine basis, and many clinical trials accept only a limited number of participants.  If you are interested in treatment for a specific condition, search our clinical trials database often in order to review your options.

What are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials, also called clinical studies or research studies, are managed by government agencies, educational institutions, private not-for-profit organizations, or commercial businesses, to develop, produce, and evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and therapies for diseases.

What are the risks and benefits of participating in a clinical trial?

Individuals who participate in research studies are given the opportunity to benefit from treatments that are not currently available to the general public, but have shown promise in previous research.

Risks from participating in a clinical trial vary depending on the study. It is important to understand that not all new treatments produce the desired effect.

Research & Discovery at MUSC

Learn about new advancements in medicine and technology in our Research Portal»

Related Information from the National Institute of Health

Glossary of Clinical Trials Terms

 
 
 

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