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Clinical Trials

Three children skipping out of school at the end of the day.

WE ARE TRANSFORMING WOMEN’S LIVES FROM UGANDA TO YOUR HOMETOWN.

CURRENT AREAS FOR CLINICAL STUDY

We need women and men of all ages and ethnic backgrounds to participate in clinical research studies—you’ll be helping us improve the health of all.

  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Family Planning & Contraception
  • Gynecology
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Midlife Health
  • Pregnancy, Labor & Premature Birth
  • Preserving Fertility
  • Women's Cancers
    • Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer Trial
    • Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial

How do discoveries get to the clinic door?

Diagram that describes how clinical trials are decided.

THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF RESEARCH: BASIC, TRANSLATIONAL, AND CLINICAL.

BASIC RESEARCH is sometimes referred to as “basic science” or "fundamental research.” It attempts to provide answers to the mysteries of modern medicine, with the goal of better understanding a particular concept.

TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH takes some knowledge of a particular biological phenomenon—that the basic scientists discovered—and translates it into something that might eventually be used in a clinical setting.

CLINICAL RESEARCH is the last step in which we validate a new drug or therapy in real people, looking at effectiveness and safety and often comparing it to other gold standards for treatment.