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 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.