Clinical trials are an important stage in discovering new treatments for bowel and other diseases. Clinical trials also help in finding new ways to discover, diagnose, and reduce the risk of bowel disease. Clinical trials show researchers what does and doesn't work in people.
Clinical trials are research studies involving people. They test whether particular treatments are safe and how well they work. (‘Trial’ here means testing something, and is not about legal trials or court cases).
Researchers need to know: Does a treatment work? Does it work better than other treatments? Does it have any side effects? Clinical trials are devised to answer these questions and help improve the health and quality of life for patients. Well-designed clinical trials mean that researchers can get more evidence to help know if a treatment is both effective and safe. Without trials, there is a risk that people will be given treatments which do not work and which may even be harmful.
Experimenting and testing is a key part of modern medicine, and there are many different kinds of trial.
When professionals use acronyms and technical terms, it can get a bit confusing.Read more
There are several documents that are involved in clinical trials. Here is a small summary of those involved.Read more
These are the people that you may engage with on a clinical trial.Read more
Clinical trials are designed by doctors and scientists and increasingly together with patients.Read more
Funding is key to trials functioning. Here are the steps researchers go through to to achieve funding.Read more
There are several different types of trials that you can be involved in.Read more