Frequently Asked Questions

For Companies Interested in Working With the Center For Clinical and Cosmetic Research (CCCR)

How many years have you been conducting clinical trials?
The Board Certified physicians, Dr. Mark Nestor and Dr. Brian Berman, of CCCR have been conducting clinical trials for over 30 years in the field of Dermatology.

Why Choose CCCR for your clinical trial?
At CCCR we offer a state of the art facility, onsite CLIA certified lab, 3 dermatopathologists on staff, IRB capabilities, and a database of 1,000,000 patients, coupled with our experience and expertise make CCCR the best choice for all phases of clinical trials (I - IV).

Does CCCR have an in-house Institutional Review Board?
CCCR has the ability to provide an IRB with a quick turn-around time, usually one week or less. We also have the ability to participate with a central IRB, if required.

What type of equipment does CCCR have to facilitate clinical trials?
CCCR has 3D digital photography, 45-lasers on-site, electronic data capabilities to quickly and efficiently collect study data transmitted into the central database. Over the years, CCCR has worked with prestigious companies such as Galderma, Medicis, Merz, Johnson and Johnson, Noven, Solta, Erchonia, and Ulthera to successfully conduct clinical trials.

for Potential Patients

What is a clinical trial?
A clinical trial is a research study that follows specific steps and guidelines in which the results and findings are collected and measured for use in future medical protocols.

What are the benefits of participating in a clinical trial?
Participating in a clinical trial enables patients to actively manage their health, access new and previously unavailable treatments or medicines, and contribute to medical science.

Will I be compensated for participating in a clinical trial?
Patients who are selected to participate are compensated to offset the time and effort required to fulfill the study requirements.

Will there be a charge for any medications or treatments received while participating in a clinical trial?
There is no charge for any medications or treatments that participating patients receive during the process of a clinical trial. However, participants need to understand this is not a clinical medical treatment program. Any diseases or illnesses outside of the study guidelines that require medical attention will need to be treated by your primary care physician.

Is anyone able to participate in a clinical trial?
Each clinical trial has a strict set of guideline and protocols that must be followed for the study to be beneficial. Those guidelines and protocols can include age, gender, disease type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions. These are published at the outset of each trial and candidates that fit the stated criteria are selected to become study participants.

What happens during a clinical trial?

The process varies with each clinical trial however, typically there is a team of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals that interact with the study participants to conduct the trial. The team will advise the participants of the specific trial instructions, tests, medications and treatments to be administered, conduct periodic check-ups to monitor the process and compile the data.