Medical treatments have come a long way in the last 30 years. Today, many more patients are surviving serious illnesses that they might not have years ago. This is due to improvements in medical treatments and recognition of the special medical and nursing needs of patients.
These improvements have come about through research, both in the laboratory and in the hospital. However, there still are many questions to be answered about treatments for patients and the care they receive.
Peninsula Regional Medical Center conducts participates in many of these clinical trials. You may be asked to take part in a clinical trial or to give permission for a family member, who is not able to make the decision.