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What is clinical trial?

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A clinical trial is a research program conducted with patients to evaluate a new medical treatment, drug, or device. The purpose of clinical trials is to find new and improved methods of treating, preventing, screening for, and diagnosing different diseases.

Clinical trials make it possible to apply the latest scientific and technological advances to patient care.

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