Advances in Modern Medicine

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Advances in Modern Medicine introduces recent advanced medical practices performed at the Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center (KMCCCC) - one of the leading hospitals in Japan - to those ...
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What are Clinical Studies?

Pp. 403-406 (4)

Takayoshi Kiba

Abstract

A clinical study, clinical trial, and clinical protocol are all concerned with a similar question. How does a new treatment affect patients?

Thru clinical studies, clinical researchers find new and better methods to address illnesses. A clinical trial protocol is used to manage a trial that is prepared by specialists. All clinical researchers are expected to strictly follow the protocol.

The aim of this review is to describe the Phase I, II, and III studies, and translational research for cancer tumors.

Keywords:

Clinical studies, Phase I study, Phase II study, Phase III study, Translational study.

Affiliation:

Division of Modern Medical Technology, Institute for Clinical Research, National Hospital Organization, Kure Medical Center and Chugoku Cancer Center, 3-1 Aoyama-cho, Kure 737-0023, Japan.