The Division is involved in various clinical research, translational research, and clinical trials. It is a priority of our division to investigate the latest innovations and remain leaders of the field in developing and investigating the newest technologies and treatments. Here are some examples of the research that goes on every day at USC:
Clinical and Translational Research
- Diverticulitis outcomes
- Surgical Site Infection quality improvement project
- Molecular basis of colorectal cancer - collaborative with oncology and gastroenterology divisions
- Inflamatory bowel disease - disease severity outcomes with surgery and medical therapy, collaborative with gastroenterology division
- Effect of 3 dimensional (3D) laparoscopy on surgeon training and procedure technique
- Multi-organ resection outcomes with locally advanced cancer - collaboration with urology department
- Various outcomes related research projects looking at factors influencing readmissions, anastomotic leak, hernias after surgey, infections after surgery, and much more!
Clinical Trials performed at USC are extremely important to the care of all patients, now and in the future. With the help of participants, we are able to find ways to improve health, answer scientific questions, and find better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat heart diseases.
How To Participate in Clinical Trials
Clinical trials that are well-designed and well-executed are the best approach for eligible participants to play an active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, obtain expert medical care at leading health care facilities during the trial, and help others by contributing to medical research.
Choosing to participate in a clinical trial is an important personal decision. Participating in a clinical trial is strictly voluntary and subjects have the right to drop out of the study whenever they wish.
Before a subject can join a clinical trial, he or she must qualify for the study by meeting set criteria. These criteria are designed to identify appropriate candidates and keep them safe while assuring that researchers will be able to answer the questions they plan to study.
To learn more about participating in clinical trials, please contact us at (323) 865-3690 to see if you qualify.
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