Making a Difference in Disease Treatment
At Yuma Regional Medical Center, we believe that our patients always come first. Our facility promises to deliver excellence of care to every patient, every time. With this vision in mind, the Yuma Regional Medical Center Clinical Research Program was established in 2013 and its mission is to offer advanced, cutting-edge patient treatment options through clinical trials conducted on-site at Yuma Regional Medical Center. The Clinical Research Program is an integral part of the Yuma Regional Medical Center team and is committed to provide excellent patient treatment and care. To learn more abour Research and Clinical Trials, please call 928-336-3366.
Groundbreaking scientific advances have been possible only because of the participation of research patients. People who join clinical trials may be among the first to benefit if a new approach turns out to be effective. Those who participate in clinical trials have the opportunity to contribute to scientists’ research and knowledge about treating diseases and conditions and help in the development of improved treatments. Although there are times when participants do not benefit from the trial directly, they still make an important contribution by helping doctors learn more about diseases and how to prevent, detect, and control them. Because of progress made through clinical trials, many people treated are living longer and have a better quality of life compared to survivors in the past.
Only through clinical research can we gain insights and answers about the safety and effectiveness of drugs and therapies. Clinical research requires complex and rigorous testing in collaboration with communities that are affected by the disease. Despite the promise offered by clinical trials, less than 5% of adults with participate in a trial. This low level of participation slows progress in the development of new, more effective therapies. As clinical research opens new doors to finding ways to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure disease and disability, clinical trial participation of volunteers is essential to help us find the answers.
Current Clinical Trials Offered
Yuma Regional Medical Center is pleased to offer clinical trials in the following areas: