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Clinical Trials

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Every treatment, medication and procedure available today was once tested as part of a clinical trial. These well-designed scientific studies are one of the last steps in the research process and help doctors continuously improve care.

About Participating in a Clinical Trial

During a clinical trial, doctors test new treatments, medications, surgical procedures and/or diagnostic techniques. The primary objective of clinical trials is to advance medicine by finding better ways to treat and prevent disease.

How to Sign Up for a Clinical Trial

At any time, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics may have several open clinical trials. Consider participating in one.

For a complete list of available clinical trials, search the database at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. You can search by condition, researcher or doctor’s name.