Mission Internal Medical Group
A “Clinical Trial” is the scientific term for a test or study of a drug or medical device in people. Several of our Mission Internal Medical Group Physicians participate as investigators in clinical research trials, creating access to developmental therapies for qualifying participants.
Each of these trials are based on sound scientific principles, are federally regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), are regularly reviewed by Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to ensure the patient’s rights and safety, and are conducted in by standards outlined as Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
On-going research is currently being done in our Cardiology, Endocrinology, Pulmonary and Rheumatology departments. Select from the department list below to find out about on-going areas of interest and current participation opportunities.
It’s been demonstrated that research trial volunteers with existing conditions benefit from taking a more active role in their healthcare, gain access to new treatments and help others by making valuable contributions to medical research. Consider your options and be an informed volunteer. Call us for more information and consider the resources available below.
Helpful links to understanding clinical research:
Becoming a Research Volunteer: It’s Your Decision,
Office for Human Research Protections (ENGLISH)
Ser Voluntario En Estudios: Es Su Decisión
Oficina Para La Protección De Seres Humanos En Estudios De Investagación (SPANISH)
California Experimental Subject’s Bill of Rights – English
Declaración De Los Derechos Del Sujeto De Investigación Experimental En California – Spanish
Questions Every Research Volunteer Should Ask – English
Voluntarios de Estudios de Investigación Clínicos Deben de Informarce – Spanish
Need more information? Check out www.clinicaltrials.gov to see more information on all FDA registered trials in all therapeutic areas.