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    How is My Safety Protected?

    Clinical trials are initiated and reviewed on a national level and then again on a local level. Before any clinical trials can be offered to people in the community, Memorial Medical Center's Institutional Review Committee (IRC) must first review these studies. The IRC is a group of doctors, health care professionals, patient advocates and a community member who review the research studies to ensure that the rights of the research participants are protected at Memorial Medical Center.

    Informed Consent:

    Researchers are required by government regulations to inform a person about the study's treatments, tests, possible benefits and risks before the decision is made whether or not to participate in the study. This important process is called informed consent and continues as long as a person is involved in the study.

    “I was so blessed to be involved in a clinical trial”
    – Judi Green