Research and Clinical Trials
Kootenai Clinic offers a variety of clinical trials from the National Cancer Institute and pharmaceutical companies focusing on improving survival and enhancing quality of life.
Is it safe to participate in a clinical trial?
There are benefits and risks to enrolling in a clinical trial. However, extensive guidelines are in place to make patient safety a top priority.
- Every clinical trial offered is reviewed by an institutional review board to confirm that the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks.
- Patients are asked to dedicate time for office visits and diagnostic exams to allow the clinical research team to closely monitor and report effects of the treatment being administered.
- Patients must fit the trial criteria before they are eligible to enroll in a clinical trial.
How can I learn more about clinical trials?
All patients interested in clinical trials are encouraged to meet with a member of the research team. The research team can address:
- The clinical trial process
- Available clinical trials
- Possible benefits
- Possible disadvantages or risks
- Patient rights as a research participant
- Questions and concerns
Clinical research program staff can be contacted directly at (208) 625-4910.