Research at Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s consistent approach to medicine focusing in the health and welfare of patients is tightly linked to its commitment to research. The hospital engages in research activities in ongoing collaboration with physician investigators and study participants because clinical trials set the standard for patient care.
Commonly, clinical trials are developed to test the safety and effectiveness of drugs and medical procedures in a human population. There are potential benefits for clinical trial participants. For instance, participants with existing diseases or conditions can gain access to new research treatments before they are available as standard of care, play a more active role in their own healthcare, and help others by contributing to medical research.
As a patient at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, you may be asked to participate in a research study. The button at the right, Frequently Asked Questions, provides answers to common questions or concerns about participating in a research study. The informational brochure about research at Boca Raton Regional Hospital (Hyperlink to patient brochure) has important information for our patients when considering participation in a research study.
Research conducted at Boca Raton Regional Hospital involves a spectrum of efforts including:
- Investigation for biomarkers and genes involved in the development and disease behavior of cancer.
- Investigation for new technology and drugs to treat cardiovascular disease.
- Investigation for new technology for screening and early detection of disease.
- Investigation for new drug development to treat cancer and other diseases.
Our physician investigators focus in a variety of conditions including lung and prostate cancer, hematologic malignancies, coronary artery disease, vascular aneurysms, and women health and wellness strategies.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital Research Committee is the oversight committee for the entire institution of all research activities. It is comprised of employees and medical staff representatives appointed by the Chief Medical Officer who regularly conduct or administer the research activities within the organization. All research protocols involving drugs, agents, devices and/or procedures must be reviewed by and approved by the Research Committee prior to initiation of any investigational/research protocol activity at Boca Raton Regional Hospital or any of its facilities.
Lynn Clinical Research Institute is designated as Boca Raton Regional Hospital executive agent for all research administration, policies, and procedures at Boca Raton Regional Hospital facilities as well as all contracting relating to research conducted by employees of Boca Raton Regional Hospital facilities.