About Clinical Trials at the Transplant Institute
BIDMC investigators in the Transplant Research Center help "translate" their laboratory discoveries into clinical trials that eventually lead to improved treatments that benefit patients here and elsewhere. Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate new procedures or drugs, weighing their effectiveness against current, standard protocols.
Our acclaimed clinical research team offers patients novel treatment options through a number of clinical trials. Through these special research studies, patients can access new, potentially more effective treatment options before they become more widely available.
For More Information
ClinicalTrials.gov provides patients, family members, and members of the public easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions.
The American Society of Transplantation (AST) offers a number of on-line patient education brochures including "The Facts About Clinical Trials."
We have also prepared:
- A general discussion about clinical trials in our Transplant Institute, including the risks and benefits of being part of a clinical trial, the safeguards we have in place here for patient protection, and eligibility among other topics
- "A Guide to Clinical Trials" brochure for additional information
- A list of the clinical trails available to our patients
Please call the Transplant Institute at 617-632-9700 if you have questions about clinical trials, or ask your transplant team to explain your available options. Transplant Institute physicians are aware of the many clinical research projects underway at the medical center and will refer patients to any appropriate trials.