trials are scientific studies of new treatment or combinations
of treatments. Each trial is designed to answer a specific
scientific question about treatment methods.
clinical trials patients are randomly assigned to a group
which is either given standard treatment or the new treatment
being studied. Neither you nor your physician can choose the
group you are assigned to during a clinical trial. Each patients
progress is followed and treatment results are compared. It
is through this process that accurate scientific comparisons
can be studied.
in a clinical trial is voluntary and you can withdraw from
a trial anytime and continue to receive appropriate care and
treatment. Ask your physician whether there are any clinical
trials for which you may be eligible.
participation may help save lives!
to ask about Clinical Trials
Are there any clinical trials I should consider?
How is this different from standard treatment?
Who will manage my care in a clinical trial?
Is there a cost to participate in a clinical trial?
What time commitment am I required to give?
What drugs will I be receiving?
How long does the treatment last?
Can I stop at any time?
What are the possible side effects and risks?
Who pays for my treatment and care during a clinical trial?
What are the advantages and disadvantages in participating?