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Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis on the Challenges Inherent in a Clinical Trial

By |2013-06-10T12:19:36-04:00Jun 10, 2013|Keeping You Informed, Seaside STX209|

When a lab experiment is being done for the first time it often has to be done six or more times before everything is finally correct and it finally works reproducibly. That’s distressing and frustrating, but this is actually more the rule than the exception. For a clinical trial the stakes are so much higher. It's not just distressing and frustrating for the researchers, but it also causes real disruption and agony in the lives of real people who are a part of these trials. So when we don't "get it right" the first time everyone suffers.