The JFK Medical Center Research Department conducts the following five types of clinical trials:

  • Treatment Trials – test experimental treatments, new combinations of drugs, devices or test new approaches
  • Prevention Trials – test new approaches to prevent disease or to prevent a disease from returning. Can include medicines, vaccines, vitamins, minerals or lifestyle changes
  • Diagnostic Trials – conducted to find better tests or procedures for diagnosing a particular disease or condition
  • Screening Trials – test the best way to detect certain diseases or health conditions earlier
  • Quality of Life Trials – explore ways to improve comfort and the quality of life for individuals with a chronic illness