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List of available clinical trials at SSM Health

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Clinical trials are research studies performed on people to evaluate medicines, surgical devices, and treatments used to treat illnesses, injuries, or conditions so that we can improve health. They are the primary way that researchers find out if a new treatment, like a new drug, diet, or medical device (for example, a glucometer), is safe and effective to treat people. Often a clinical trial is used to learn if a new treatment is more effective or has fewer harmful side effects than the standard treatment.

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Should you participate in clinical research?

There are various reasons to participate in clinical research, all aimed towards improving healthcare for everyone. Some people join trials to help foster medical discoveries and drive healthcare advancement. Others participate to find alternative care options for their own diagnosis. Regardless of the reason, we make joining one of our trials safe, easy, and convenient—at the places patients already receive their care.

I was a bit apprehensive at first when contacted and asked if I would be interested in participating. However after meeting the staff at the clinic…everyone was very pleasant and explained things with such ease it made the whole process so simple and easy.”

– John, clinical trial participant

Ok, how do I get started?


Choose a trial offered in your practice.

Doctors at your practice have agreed to participate in research and work with Circuit Clinical, an integrated research organization, to do so. The physician you are seeing for your current treatment can help you get started or introduce you to Circuit staff members working in the office that can guide you along the process.


Find out if you qualify

Researchers are exploring specific questions, so each trial has criteria that participants must meet to join the trial. Even if you don't qualify for the trial you find, there may be others right for you, and we can help you look further.


Begin participating

If you do meet the trial criteria, you will be provided details by the trained Circuit research staff on what to expect as a participant in the trial. After reviewing these materials, you can begin participating and the staff will continue to work with you through the duration of the trial.