Clinical trials are an important part of medicine and healthcare today, deciding which treatments we use to treat patients. Anyone involved in healthcare today must know the basics of running and interpreting clinical trial data. Written in an easy-to-understand style by authors who have considerable expertise and experience in both academia and industry, this book covers all of the basics of clinical trials, from legal and ethical issues to statistics, to patient recruitment and reporting results. The jargon-free writing style enables those with less experience to run their own clinical trials and interpret data. The book contains an ideal mix of theory and practice so researchers will understand both the rationale and logistics to clinical trial medicine. It features an expert authorship whose experience includes running clinical trials in an academic as well as industry settings. Numerous illustrations reinforce and elucidate key concepts and add to the book's overall pedagogy.