An integral component of Jupiter Medical Center’s mission to improve the health and well-being of our community is access to clinical trials. Clinical trials are one of the most important weapons in the continuing fight against disease in addition to advancing all areas of medicine. These studies may offer patients the opportunity to receive new or potentially more effective therapies, as well as state-of-the-art approaches to treatment.
Jupiter Medical Center participates in clinical studies and affiliates with national research organizations to deliver clinical trials to our local community. Our affiliations allow access to National Cancer Institute sponsored clinical trials. Patients have access to research that addresses many aspects of cancer care, including new forms of treatment, methods of prevention, ways of screening for cancer, and ways to improve comfort and quality of life for cancer patients. Jupiter Medical Center also participates in trials addressing general medicine, surgical outcomes and biosciences.
Deciding whether or not to enroll in a clinical trial involves careful consideration between patient and physician. Patient-centered, individualized discussion includes a detailed informed consent, eligibility screening and education of the benefits and possible risks related to the clinical trial. Study participants receive ongoing monitoring and follow-up by the research staff throughout their participation.
Jupiter Medical Center has a local Institutional Review Board (IRB) designated to review and monitor biomedical research involving human subjects. In accordance with FDA regulations, Jupiter Medical Center’s IRB has the authority to approve, require modifications in (to secure approval), or disapprove research. The purpose of IRB review is to assure, both in advance and by periodic review, that appropriate steps are taken to protect the rights and welfare of those participating as subjects in research offered by Jupiter Medical Center and its medical staff.
Jupiter Medical Center
Clinical Research/IRB Department
1210 South Old Dixie Highway
Jupiter, FL 33458