HomeWhat's NewVideosArticlesDownloadsCalendarWeb LinksSite MapO.R. Schedule
USC - University of Southern California Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Department InformationPatient's GuideFaculty & StaffAreas of ExpertiseDiseases & TreatmentsContact Us

Clinical Trials

How To Participate in Clinical Trials

Clinical trials that are well-designed and well-executed are the best approach for eligible participants to play an active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, obtain expert medical care at leading health care facilities during the trial, and help others by contributing to medical research.

Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. Participating in a clinical trial is strictly voluntary and subjects have the right to drop out of the study whenever they wish.

Before a subject can join a clinical trial, he or she must qualify for the study by meeting set criteria. These criteria are designed to identify appropriate candidates and keep them safe while assuring that researchers will be able to answer the questions they plan to study.

To learn more about participating in clinical trials, please contact us at (323) 442-5849 to see if you qualify. For more information, please contact:

Candace Bart, RN: (323) 442-5898
Becky Lopez, RN: (323) 442-6226



Share and Bookmark

In This Section

Faculty and Staff | Patient's Guide | Areas of Expertise | Diseases & Treatments | Contact Us
Home | What's New | Videos | Articles | Downloads | Calendar | Web Links | Site Map

University of Southern California, 1520 San Pablo Street, HCC2 Suite 4300, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: 323.442.5849     Fax: 323.442.5956     E-mail: ctinfo@surgery.usc.edu
Copyright © USC Cardiothoracic Surgery