Clinical trials – what to expect
Choosing to participate in a clinical research study is an important decision. Please continue reading to learn more before making a decision whether to participate in a study. You can also contact us at any time with any questions you may have about our studies.
Participating in a study can have many benefits including allowing you to have an active role in your own health care and receiving new research treatments before they are widely available. You will also receive expert medical care throughout the study and help contribute to the future of other patients by contributing to our research.
Although your experience may vary depending on the type of study you participate in, you can be assured you will be seen by doctors and nurses along with other health care professionals that will stay involved throughout the study. Not only will they determine whether you are eligible before the study begins and take care of you throughout the study, but they will also stay in touch after the study is complete.
Each study has a protocol outlining what researchers will do in the study that will be closely followed to ensure the best results possible and keep the patient safe. Studies are also federally regulated with built-in safeguards to protect participants. Study participants are allowed to withdraw from the study at any time.
Because guidelines, experiences and outcomes can vary widely from study to study please contact us to learn more about studies that apply to you.