Types of Clinical Trials

Therapeutic trials

These trials test new drugs, surgery techniques, therapy procedures, or other treatment methods.

Prevention trials

These trials study how healthy people may develop a disease or condition. People at high risk of a certain ailment or disease may benefit from participation in a prevention trial.

Early-detection/screening trials

These trials discover ways to find early-stage ailment or disease.

Diagnostic trials

These trials find new and better ways to determine if someone has an ailment or disease.

Quality of life/supportive care trials

These trials seek to improve the comfort and quality of life of patients and their families or caregivers.

For more information about other types of clinical trials, please consult your doctor.