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What is a clinical trial?

  • A “clinical trial” is a research study to answer specific questions about investigational treatments, or new ways of using known treatments.
  • It is a test to see if the investigational treatment is safe and effective.
  • Doctors run the tests according to strict rules set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • All our studies are approved and overseen by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Why should I participate?

  • You can try an investigational treatment before it is widely available.
  • You can help in the development of medical treatments that may help others.
  • You may benefit from an alternative course of treatment that you or your physician might not otherwise have known about.
  • You can play a more active role in your own health care.
  • You can obtain expert medical care during the trial.
  • You will be seen more often and this may help identify any health concerns sooner.
  • You will not be required to pay for any investigational treatments or visits that are outside of standard care.

What are the risks of clinical trials?

  • Many studies require the use of a placebo (an inactive substance that has no treatment value). Using a placebo means some volunteers may be getting standard treatment only.
  • Some investigational treatments may have side effects that can be unpleasant, serious or even life-threatening. The risks should be fully explained to you before any trial procedures are performed.
  • The investigational treatment may not be effective for you.
  • The trial may require more of your time and attention than would a standard treatment.

What rights do I have if I choose to participate in a clinical trial?

  • You may leave the study at any time or for any reason, without hindering your right to further treatment.
  • Participation will not affect your ability to get treatment for other conditions.




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